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Tue Oct 20, 2020

Artist Spotlight: Cristina Pato

She’s back! Galician bagpiper, pianist, educator, and Silkroad Ensemble member Cristina Pato returns to the Chan Centre series for a very special performance from her home in Spain. Joined by longtime collaborator, accordionist Roberto Comesaña, Cristina takes us on a musical journey while playing some of her favourite pieces in a program she calls “The Inbetweener.”

With flexible pricing from $0 – $20, watch Cristina Pato from this Friday October 23 at 7pm PST.

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Learn how Cristina joined the Silkroad Ensemble founded by Yo-Yo Ma after time spent at Tanglewood, read a Vancouver Sun review of her 2019 Chan Centre performance, and keep up to date with everything she has been writing recently in an archive of weekly articles for the Galician newspaper La Voz de Galicia.

NPR INTERVIEW WITH CRISTINA PATO

2019 VANCOUVER SUN REVIEW OF CRISTINA PATO QUARTET

WEEKLY ARTICLES IN LA VOZ DE GALICIA

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Sneak peek of Cristina Pato’s Dot Com Series performance

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Cristina Pato featured in the 2015 film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble

"Classical [piano] music has given me ways to explore and deepen my understanding of different kinds of styles and music. On the other hand, the Galician bagpipes have always given me new ways to connect with audiences that I could not get as a pianist. In Galicia, you play the bagpipes to make people happy and dance and bring them together. That is the kind of experience I can never get as a pianist. I was always between the two worlds, looking to connect the two."

Cristina Pato

This concert is part of the Chan Centre’s Fall 2020 Dot Com Series featuring six all-new performances supporting incredible artists, which will be delivered 100% online.

Subscriptions for the full series are available now, watch all six on-demand anytime until December 21.