A Musical Journey
“....With her breathtaking mastery of the piano and amazing agility, she has truly breathed new life into the classical masterpiece of Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto in c minor”- Chinese Weibo Weekly Broadcast, 2018
"A collaboration between German violinist Iskandar Widjaja and Indonesian pianist Christine Utomo brought a calming yet exuberant vibe to Soehanna Hall.." - Jakarta Post, 2019
Pianist Christine Utomo has performed in various venues and festivals in the US, Europe, and Indonesia in Shanghai Cadillac Concert Hall, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Concert Hall (Leipzig), Alfred Newman Recital Hall (USA), Fort Revelin Hall (Dubrovnik), Ratusz Hall of Torun (Poland), Soehana Hall, Balai Sarbini, JiExpo Theatre and Convention Hall Jakarta, among others. Her performances were featured live at the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra Summer Festival, International Bach Competition In Leipzig, Holland International Music Sessions, Paderewsi Piano Academy, Parahrayangan Classical Music Festival, Cassalmaggiore Music Festival, Padrewski Piano Academy Festival, among others. She has performed as soloists with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Torun Symphony Radio Orchestra, and the Singapore NAFA Wind Ensemble.
Starting September 2022, she will begin her new appointment as the Associate Professor of Music Performance at College of Chinese & Asean Arts at Chengdu University, China. Throughout her career as Artistic Director of Irama Music Studio in Medan, Indonesia, since 2007, she actively develops her musical passion through performing, teaching, educating the community through series of outreach concerts, lectures, and masterclasses. One of the highlight educational programs were the "250th anniversary of Beethoven" webinar series organized during the pandemic of 2020, which involved world renowned artists and pedagogues to share their knowledge and performances of Beethoven's compositions. She was also one of the founders of the non-profit organization “Associazione Musicale Amadeus,” which organized series of outreach educational concerts in Medan during 2007-2011.
She completed her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and the Doctoral of Musical Arts in piano performance at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied extensively with Norman Krieger. She has also worked with renowned piano pedagogues such as Malcolm Bilson, Bernd Goetze, Andrez Jasinski, Philippe Entremont, Angela Hewitt, and Mikhail Voskressenky.