In the words of Maestro Zubin Mehta:
“… Cristina is one among those very few individuals who have reached the very top of her field”.
Unanimous 1st Prize winner at the “Torneo Internazionale di Musica” (Rome) and the International Harp Competition “V. Bucchi”, Cristina Montes Mateo is recognized as one of the leading harpists of her generation throughout the world. She has also won four more international contests (Paris -Laskine and Sacem-, Madrid and Tokyo), as well as numerous national awards.
As an international soloist, she usually performs with orchestras like the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga, Francisco de Miranda Orchestra in Venezuela, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Redlands Symphony, Orquesta de Córdoba, Orchestra of the Theatre für Niedersachsen in Germany, and the Santiago de Chile Orchestra.
Always performing at the world leading festivals, it is worth to highlight the concert for the King and the Queen of Spain and the President of the U.N. at the Royal Palace in Madrid, being broadcasted live internationally.