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Christina Lawrie

Christina Lawrie

Formidable intellect and boundless technique...Fantastic playing

The Observer

...musicianship that combines bountiful technical abilities, an astute intelligence and a warmth of spirit.

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Solo - Piano


  • Christina Lawrie - Piano


Solo repertoire includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Carl Vine.

During lockdown, Marcus and Christina started exploring music by the wonderful French composer Louise Farrenc (1804-1875). They included her 2nd Sonata for Violin & Piano in a recital for Music in Peebles in 2021, and they are excited about sharing this music with new listeners.


Christina Lawrie has given acclaimed performances at Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Perth Concert Hall, St. George's, Bristol, Leeds International Concert Season, live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped, and has performed as soloist with many orchestras including the RSNO (Grieg Piano Concerto). She was chosen for the South Bank Centre's prestigious "Fresh Young Musicians' Platform" and was a Blackheath Hall Artist in Residence. In 2019 Christina recorded piano music by Beethoven and Ravel for BBC Bitesize.

Christina also performs with her husband Marcus Barcham Stevens (SCO Principal 2nd Violin). They have played all over the British Isles, and they performed Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Christina and Marcus founded the #ConcertFromOurLivingRoom series, and gave 30 lockdown concerts between March 2020 and May 2021. They were supported by a wonderful group of music lovers, who tuned in faithfully for a new recital programme every fortnight. "Your recital last Sunday was an absolute joy, and such a symbol of hope in these difficult times" - John Fox, Music in Peebles

As the Sutherland Duo, Christina Lawrie and violinist Harriet Mackenzie held the EMS Chamber Music Residency 2010-12. Their debut CD was released by the Nimbus label in August 2018 with the support of Creative Scotland. The CD has received international acclaim and radio play.

Christina studied with Jean Hutchison in Glasgow, before going to Chetham's School of Music. She went on to read Music at Cambridge University. Subsequently the Royal College of Music awarded her a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship, enabling her to study with Yonty Solomon. She also studied with Vanessa Latarche at the RAM, where her awards included the postgraduate recital prize. Christina was a prizewinner at the Marsala International Piano Competition, the Madrid International Piano Competition "Compositores de España", the National Mozart Competition and Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Platform. She was also a Dewar Award recipient, and a finalist in the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition. She has won several prestigious Scottish Arts Council and Creative Scotland awards. Christina was privileged to undertake further study with Joan Havill and Sergei Babayan.