Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Cristina Valdes (Seattle) received 2008 GAP Award funding to defray the costs of producing a full-length CD of contemporary Latin American classical music for solo piano. Costs include the rental of a Steinway C grand piano and the duplication of 1000 CDs. Cristina is a classically-trained pianist of Cuban descent. She chose pieces by composers who have worked beyond the dominant Latin American genres of traditional folk music and the European classical tradition; this includes avant-garde atonality and post-minimalism. She will be recording this album at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle where she is currently a resident artist.

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