NEMPAC Winter Concert Series

The Winter Concert Series, formerly called the Professional Musicians Series, consists of a set of recitals designed to present creative classical music programs to Boston and New England. Our concerts feature both local Boston professional artists and musicians, as well as highly-acclaimed musicians from America and around the world. Programs are presented in comfortable, intimate, unique venues in and around the North End, Charlestown, and surrounding neighborhoods in the City of Boston.

The Winter Concert Series is led by Artistic Director Christina Wright-Ivanova.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | Christina Wright-Ivanova

Hailed by critics as “a brilliant pianist” (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna) and “an ideal partner” (Huffington Post), Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova is currently Assistant Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Piano & Collaborative Piano at Keene State College, NH. She is also on faculty at New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice and is a Vocal Coach at UMass Amherst.

Dr. Wright-Ivanova has premiered over fifty works by living composers and has performed both solo and collaborative new works in such venues as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Berklee School of Music, MIT, The Harvard Club, Opera America (NY), Jordan Hall, Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Old North Meeting House, and in the Clutch New Music Series in Austin TX and the NEXTET series in Las Vegas. Recent international concert performances at Teatro Sociale in Como, Reaktorhalle (Munich), Humboldt University, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, Joanneumsviertel Museum, Amici della Musica Paisello Concert Hall (Lucera), and Schloss Frohnburg (Salzburg).

As a chamber musician, she has been heard in over fifteen countries throughout North & South America, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, appearing in recitals with many established, award winning artists. She enjoys frequent performances with orchestral musicians, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Kansas City Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and Boulder Philharmonic. In the 2018 season, she collaborated with The Lydian Quartet (Brandeis University) and the TenHagen Quartet (Germany) in acclaimed performances, and looks forward to working with Castle of our Skins at the Redfern Arts Center later this season. In Summer 2019, she will be joining the faculty of the Jülich Summer Chamber Music Festival in Germany under the direction of acclaimed violinist Kathrin ten Hagen.

She can be heard in CD recordings on New World Records, ARS Produktion and MSR Classics. She is currently the Artistic Director for NEMPAC’S “Professional Musicians Series” in Boston, University of Texas at Austin (DMA), New England Conservatory (MM), and the University of Victoria, Canada (BM).

Commitment to Access

NEMPAC is working towards ensuring all members of our communities are included and have equal access. We pledge to ensure all have access to our facilities and programs. The Bijou de la Vida gallery at 390 Commercial Street, home of our Winter Concert Series this season, is ADA-compliant. Please note that the March 23rd concert will take place at 50 Tileston Street (NEMPAC’s Headquarters) in the North End.

History of the NEMPAC Winter Concert Series

The NEMPAC Winter Concert Series (formerly known as Professional Musicians Series) began in 2015 with a special Italian Heritage Month concert featuring Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo and Pianist, Dr. Christina Wright-Ivanova that was hosted at St. Stephen’s Church in the North End. After receiving a strong feedback and interest from the community and Ms. Ivanova’s expertise in classical music, this first concert sprung into a regular music series featuring some of Boston’s most highly prestigious classical musicians. With a goal to eliminate barriers between audience members and the artists, and to make classical music more approachable, the programs were brought to comfortable, intimate venues seating between 30 to 60 guests. These venue locations in Boston have included Bijou de la Vida private art gallery; North Bennet Street School, Steinert Hall on the Steinway Building; Tresca; Lucia Ristorante; La Galleria 33 Ristorante.


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