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About Kristina, pianist and instructor

Pianist Kristina Jacinth is known for her energy and creativity both as a performer and teacher. She has a BA in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music (2009).

Among Kristina’s many accolades are top prizes in competitions including the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, the Edith Knox Piano Competition, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artists Competition, the MTAC Concerto/Solo Competition, the Bach Complete Works Competition, and the California International Young Artist Competition. In 2004, she was inducted into the MTAC Young Artist Guild and has since performed in numerous solo recitals in Southern California representing this organization.

Kristina Jacinth, pianist and teacherKristina was a recipient of scholarships from the Young Musicians Foundation, USC Town and Gown, ASCAP, the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, the North County Music Scholarship, and the Summer Institute of Chamber Music at the University of Redlands. In addition, she was twice awarded full scholarships to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado, and was invited to perform solo and chamber music repertoire at the Festival de San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and the Mendocino Music Festival in California. Kristina has performed in masterclasses with renowned pianists Menahem Pressler, Alicia de Larrocha, Earl Wild, Bela Siki, and Misha Dichter.

Kristina’s concerto appearances have included those with the USC, San Diego, La Jolla, South Coast, Peninsula, Aliso Viejo, Saddleback, and North Coast Symphonies; the SYMF Festival Orchestra; and the New City Sinfonia. Her performance of the Beethoven Emperor Concerto with the San Diego Symphony at the Summer Pops in 2005 was broadcast nationwide on National Public Radio.

Kristina maintains a full piano studio and is a member of the West Los Angeles branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC).

Also a photographer and artist, Kristina’s work can be viewed at kristinachoejacinth.com.

Kristina resides in Los Angeles with her husband, canine, and son.

Franz Liszt transcription of Gretchen Am Spinnrade, originally a Lied by Franz Schubert (1838).

Performance by Kristina Jacinth at United University Church, USC.

Second movement, Chez Petrouchka, from Trois mouvements de Petrouchka (1921) by Igor Stravinsky.
Recorded at Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC.

Apres une lecture du Dante (1849) by Franz Liszt.
Recorded at Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC.