Christina Long, piano
Christina Long performed in Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey, 26 states in US and Poland where her solo performances were described as having “unusual elasticity, colors, rhythmic clarity and creative fantasies.” She received her Doctorate of Music Arts from the University of North Texas where she also was awarded the best Dissertation Award. Her awards include the First Prize at the Kingsville International Young Performer’s Competition. She served as the Artist-in-Residence in Southeast Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Piano at Westfield State College (Massachusetts), and Tabor College (Kansas).
Christina and her sister’s Long Duo has been hailed as artists who play with ‘cohesiveness of purpose, the absolute accuracy of execution and a near-spiritual transparency’ (News and Courier, Charleston SC). The Long Duo placed first in the Ellis Duo piano Competition sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. In addition to the First Prize, the Long Duo also won the Best Performance of American Music Award and was immediately invited to perform throughout the United States and Asia. Their live and recorded performances were broadcast on National Public Radio, WQXR New York, WRR Dallas, CBC Canada and Philharmonic Station in Taipei, among others.
Long Duo has recorded critically acclaimed a CD of three Concerti under the label of Dorian Sono Luminus. They also toured in China playing in the Grand Theater in Hangzhou, Xinghai Theater in Guangzhou. Among their noted appearances are concerts in the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, ‘Outstanding Chinese Musicians’ Series in Taiwan National Concert Hall, Dallas Museum of Arts, Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., Spoletto Festival, and International Piano Series in Charleston, SC. Their diverse style and eloquent musicianship have ‘put new life into duo piano recital’ (Washington Post), and displayed playing that is ‘the duo-pianism of a high level indeed’ (New York Concert Review).
Voted as a candidate of “Teachers of the Year” by Plano Music Teachers Association (2013, 2015, 2016), Dr. Long has actively performed at Dallas area including appearances at Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas Museum of Arts, as well as giving lecture-recitals throughout Texas and New Jersey. As a soloist, she has performed with Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, Du Monde Chamber Orchestra (New York), North Shore Chamber Orchestra (Chicago), Dallas Asian Youth Orchestra, Sherman Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of University of North Texas, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, Boston’s St. Botolph Strings and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra in Turkey.