Christina Waldock


Christina studied cello with Sue Lowe and Joan Dickson.  She was a scholar at the Purcell School, London before reading MML at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  She has taken part in master classes with Stephen Isserlis, Alexander Baillie, Steve Doane and members of the Amadeus and Endellion String Quartets. She has also participated in the IMS master classes at Prussia Cove, Cornwall and the Stage 91 symposium in Barcelona.

Christina has performed in Russia, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria. Concerto performances include Elgar with Hessle Sinfonia & UMIST Orchestra, Dvorak with Oldham Symphony Orchestra, Schumann with Pembroke College Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Rococo with Whitgift Chamber Orchestra & Academy of St Olave’s and Tavener’s Protecting Veil with the Academy of St Olave’s.  As cellist of the Juventus Quartet she took the quartet prize at Stage 91, winning a tour to the Canary Isles.  She has been principal cellist of Cambridge Strings, Cameo Opera and Sinfonia UK Collective, touring the UK and taking up residency at the Rydale Festival. She was a founder member of the Kettles Yard Ensemble, Convergence and the Portumnus Ensemble, performing many premieres by British, Chinese and Canadian composers.  She collaborated on Barbara Dickson’s 2012 album ‘For Each and Everyone’, and she has worked with Juno Award-winning Canadian Jazz Pianist David Braid on several projects.  She has participated in numerous multi-disciplinary projects, working in particular in Quebec with Algerian marionettist Salim Hammad and in London with Turkish artist Sumer Başak.

Christina met her duo partner, Australian pianist Mark Knoop, in 2002; since then the duo has performed at venues and recital clubs across London and throughout the UK. In 2007 they were joined by clarinettist Richard Haynes for a concert in the Festival de Musicas Actuales in Bilbao.  Other collaborators include Carl Rosman, Stephen Wilkie, Tim Horton and Naomi Edemariam.