Christina Mandasari, S.Sn., M.Mus.

christinamandasari.jpgChristina Mandasari started her musical training at the age of five at Yamaha Music School and then continued at Yayasan Musik Jakarta (YMJ). At a very young age, she also joined children choir at GKI Citra 1 and learned to accompany the choirs and Sunday Worship Services. Her orchestral experience started in high school, where she became the coordinator of chamber orchestra at SMAK 1 BPK Penabur Jakarta. She has grown through many ministry in music and youth organization at the church and school, which led her way to pursue a more serious music study.
 

In 2007, Christina got a full scholarship from UPH Conservatory of Music and took piano major with individual teaching concentration under the guidance of Alfred Rony Situmorang and Mamoru Yabuki. She graduated in July 2011 and served as a full time music teacher at SPH Lippo Village for two years. During this period, she had an opportunies to enhance her violin playing with Therese Wirakesuma and took conducting lessons with Budi Utomo Prabowo. She was also participated in many different workshops, such as Suzuki Violin Teacher Training, Kodaly, and Dalcroze Method.

 

In July 2013, Christina was blessed to have another scholarship to pursue her Master degree in Piano Performance with Dr. Scott McBride Smith at The University of Kansas, USA. After graduating in 2015, she comes back to her beloved homeland and serves as semi-full time piano faculty at UPH and accompanist for conducting class at Musicasa, Jakarta.

 

Throughout her study, Christina also participated in piano master classes with Dr. Kuei Pin Yeo, Christian Leotta, Adam Gyorgy, Dr. Anna Kijanowska, Prof. Henry Barda (European Music Master Classes of Nancy-France in Summer 2011); workshops by Stephen Neely, Dr. Steven Spooner, Linda Beaupre, Gary Matthewman, Vanessa Latarche, Ying Ying Ng, Dr. James Cuskelly, Jerrison Harper; and joined many concerts as pianist and accompanist in Indonesia, Malaysia, Kansas and New York, USA.