"Music has the unique ability to bring people together no matter where they are from or what their beliefs are."
The Cypriot promising young clarinetist, Christiana Thalassinou, performed as a soloist in the great Musikverein Hall in Vienna, in 2014. After Graduating with Distinction from the Vienna Konservatorium in 2017 (class of Lubomir Gospotinov), she pursued with her postgraduate Studies in London. In 2018 she graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for Masters of Music with Honors (Clarinet class of Joan Enric Lluna and Paolo de Gaspari- Bass Clarinet). Christiana had the opportunity to work with various famous clarinetists and professionals, among them the eminent clarinetists Michael Whight (London Philharmonic Orchestra – LPO), Severine Payet and Kosmas (Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra) Papadopoulos as well as the distinguished clarinetists Frank van den Brink (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) and Reinhard Wieser (Wiener Philharmoniker). In the age of 17, she obtained the Clarinet Trinity Recital Diploma under the guidance of Professor Angelos Angelidis (Cyprus Symphony Orchestra) and graduated the Musica Mundana School of Music. In her professional career, she participated in concerts with the Max Steiner Orchestra, Working Muse Orchester, Metropolitan Kammerorchester Wien, the Austrolatino Orchestra, Collegium Musikum Orchester Ensemble Retro Wien, Prayner Konservatorium Orchester (principal clarinetist), Vienna Young Artist Orchester, London International Sinfonia, Shapeshifters Orchestra (principal clarinetist) and Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra. She is the principal clarinetist, on a permanent basis, of Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien (since 2013) and a member of Opéra de Baugé Orchestra (since 2016). Christiana teaches since 2018 at the Musisches Zentrum Wien, Polyhymnia Musikinstitut Wien and the Schule für Byzantinische und Traditionelle Musik der Metropolis von Austria. She appeared as a soloist and with ensembles in various festivals and concerts in Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Algeria and Austria in concert halls such as St. Stephen's Cathedral (Vienna), Musikverein (Vienna), St John’s Smith Square (London), Liederhalle (Stuttgart), Gasteig (Munich), Brucknerhaus (Linz).