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Cristian Sandrin

Cristian Sandrin

Especially with the three best-known pieces of the cycle, Une barque sur l'océan, Alborada del Gracioso and La Vallée des Cloches, (Cristian's) performances does not need any comparisons

Klassik Heute

immaculate technique, crystalline clarity, and thoughtful musical input. (...)I couldn’t help thinking that if the Goldberg Variations have never been your “thing,” Sandrin might well change your mind.

Classical Voice of America

Solo - Piano


  • Cristian Sandrin - piano


J.S.Bach - The Goldberg Variations

J. Brahms: Ballades op. 10

Chopin: Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor

L. van Beethoven - Sonatas op. 109, 110 and/or 111

M. Ravel - Miroirs


A rising star of the piano scene, Cristian Sandrin has captured the attention of the critics and the public with his mature and highly sensitive interpretations of masterpieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Bach. His most recent album "Correspondances" (with music by Ravel, Enescu and Scott) has been given a 4-star rating by the BBC Music Magazine, alongside an excellent coverage in German and Dutch press.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Cristian has studied in Romania and at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Diana Ketler and Christopher Elton. Cristian Sandrin is passionate about music making, and his love for Mozartian repertoire led him to conduct numerous piano concertos from the keyboard in the Summer Piano Festivals and for the official opening of the Angela Burgess Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of music. Cristian has been extensively touring the UK as an artist of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme in 2018-2020. He held a very successful and critically well received debut solo recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2017. Further support from Imogen Cooper’s Music Trust is continuously providing Cristian with exclusive mentorship and guidance ever since 2017.

Other recent engagements included recitals at LSO St Luke's, St Martin in the Fields, Queen Elisabeth Hall, St James Piccadilly, Brighton, Oxford, Chipping Campden. In Romania, Cristian Sandrin is a frequent guest artist of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic and other state orchestras. International engagements included performances at Salle Cortot in Paris, Marstall Platz in Berlin, Salla Manuel de Falla in Madrid, Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, “La Fenice” Theatre in “Bulgaria Hall” in Sophia and the Polish National Philharmonic Hall during the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin. In the past season he has been invited to perform solo recitals and chamber music in the Naarden International Piano Festival (Netherlands), the Eifel Musicale Festival (Germany) and the KamerArt Experience (Romania).

He is a laurate of many international competitions, most recently being awarded the “Roslyn Tureck Special Prize” for the best interpretation of Bach during the Olga Kern International Piano Competition 2019 in New Mexico, US. Other recent achievements included First Priza in the Città di Ollegio Piano Competition (2019), Third Prize of the Concours Musical de Versailles (2019), Second Prize at the Windsor International Piano Competition (2019).