Christina Courtin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. She has released two solo recordings of original genre-bending music, one self-titled on Nonesuch (2009) and the other entitled 'Varsity' on Hundred Pockets Records (2013).
As a member of the neo-classical NYC ensemble The Knight’s, she has been a part of the release of 6 of their albums on Sony Classical records and shared a 2011 Juno award A Juilliard graduate in Violin Performance, she has written and performed music for national television and radio audiences, has strong regional followings in sophisticated hotbeds of music worldwide and has a dedicated NYC following for her work in voice, violin, viola, and guitar.
She has had many pieces commissioned for her as a performer, including Yotam Haber's 'New Ghetto Music' and Michael Ward-Bergeman's 'Three Roads'. As a composer, she has contributed work to the Five Boroughs Songbook Festival, Brooklyn Rider's 'Almanac', and Kimball Gallagher's 88 concert tour with a world premiere in Antarctica. Soon, Dawn Upshaw will be performing a song Christina composed entitled 'Gypsy Girl' during her residency in Austin, TX in the spring of 2014.
When Christina isn't writing and singing her own material, she performs regularly as a side man and session musician in and around NYC. She has teamed up with Fun., Dirty Projectors, Sara Watkins, The Knights, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, Breastfist, Nick Thune, Marianne Faithful, Yo-Yo Ma, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Marc Ribot, Iron and Wine, Sara Bareillas, and Teddy Thompson.
Christina will be a visiting professor at Dartmouth teaching songwriting in the spring of 2014. She is working on completing her third large body of work.