"Music has the unique ability to bring people together no matter where they are from or what their beliefs are."
The Cypriot 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). In 2021, she attained a specialized Masters of Music in Bass Clarinet Performance, from ARTS2, École supérieure des Arts in Belgium, class of Prof. Paolo de Gaspari. In 2021, Christiana also obtained a Master of Science, in Strategic Business and Management hence, completing an all-rounded academic profile in Music and Business.
Christiana had the opportunity to work with various famous clarinetists and professionals, among them Michael Whight (London Philharmonic Orchestra – LPO), Liliana Stephanova, Severine Payet, Kosmas Papadopoulos (Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra), as well as Frank van den Brink (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) and Reinhard Wieser (Wiener Philharmoniker).
She participated in concerts with the Max Steiner Orchester, the Metropolitan Kammerorchester Wien, the Austrolatino Orchestra, Collegium Musikum Orchester Ensemble Retro Wien, Prayner Konservatorium Orchester (principal clarinetist), Vienna Young Artist Orchester, Symphonica Unanima, 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-today) as well as the Wiener Kaiser Orchester (since 2019 – today), the Wiener Virtuosos Orchestra (2021 – today), the Vienna Mozart Orchestra (2022-today) and the clarinetist of Opéra de Baugé Orchestra (since 2016-today).
Since 2018 Christiana is the clarinet professor of Le Conservatoire Wien, Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien Junior and also teaches at 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, Algeria, Greece, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Austria, Kolumbia and in the USA,in famous concert halls such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Vienna), Musikverein (Vienna), Konzerthaus (Vienna), St John’s Smith Square (London), Liederhalle (Stuttgart), Gasteig (Munich), Brucknerhaus (Linz).