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 have recently been broadcast live at the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert, and were featured at the 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.
The past season highlights showcased her debut performance with Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in a sold-out concerts in both Shanghai and Medan, performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2 with Maestro Noorman Widjaja , as well as sold out duo concert series with violinist Iskandar Widjaja in Jakarta.
As the Artistic Director of Irama Music Studio music academy since 2008, she actively develops her musical passion through performing, teaching, educating and connecting the teachers and the community through series of outreach concerts, lectures, and piano masterclasses. One of the highlight educational programs were the "250th anniversary of Beethoven" Zoom webinar series organized during the pandemic of 2020, inviting world renowned artists to participate and share their knowledge of Beethoven's compositions. She is also one of the founders of the non-profit organization “Associazione Musicale Amadeus,” which organizes series of outreach educational concerts in Medan.
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.