Violin, Viola and Piano Teacher

Cristiana Tudor

Instrument(s): Violin Viola Piano
Location(s): Arlington Annandale McLean Falls Church Reston Vienna Hendon Sterling Fairfax

At just 30 years of age, she is a fast rising star in the classical music world. Ms. Tudor was born in Bucharest, Romania and attended The National University of Music in Romania where she received a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts (Violin Performance). Internationally, she has performed with the European Royal Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra of St. Joesephs Cathederal, Romania and the Bayerischen Philatmonie of Germany. She also has performed with legendary pan flutist, Gheorghe Zamfir. Ms. Tudor has performed numerous recitals and concerts in Romania’s finest concert halls to include the Romanian Opera, Romanian Athenaeum,” Dimitrie Cantemir” University, Parliament Palace, Romanian Athenaeum, Radio Hall, American School, Children’s Palace, and ” Maria Filotti” Theatre-Braila.

Competitively, Ms. Tudor has won several prestigious competitions: 2010, Third Prize in the 18th Annual George Georgescu International Music Performance Copetition; 2009, Second Prize, Timotei Popoviciu National Instrumental Performance Competition; 2008, Second Prize, Timotei Popoviciu Violin and Grave Strings Contest; 2008, Second Prize, G. Avachian National Performing Contest. Currently, she performs with Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and the McLean Symphony. Ms. Tudor wants to share with students the ability to create music with an instrument and the mystery of music. Her motto is “To follow your dreams!”

In her own words: “As a teacher, my aim is to help students unlock the meaning and message of any piece of music/making them understand the language of music and express themselves through it.I approach each lesson fully committed to spark student’s imagination and musical understanding through these principles. The joy in my teaching is seeing students’ ideas develop and being there to guide them each step of the way!

Together with my students, we discover a wide range of repertoire, from baroque-contemporary (from classic -Jazz- rock&roll music). I also equip students with the practical skills of lead-sheet reading, accompaniment styles, transposition and improvisation so they can take their creativity and love of music in many directions.

But my goal is to do more than teach violin,viola or piano. I help students become problem solvers and independent learners, as they find their own artistic voices. I ask lots of questions to help students make their own musical decisions and take ownership of their interpretations. I’ve taught students ages 4 to 68, and have found that at every age, the discovery of how music can communicate and connect people is richly rewarding.”

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