Christina Pluhar

lutenist, harpist
Born in Graz (Austria).


After studying guitar in Graz, Christina Pluhar graduated in lute with Toyohiko Satoh at the Hague Conservatoire. She was awarded the 'Diplôme Supérieur de Perfectionnement' at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Hopkinson Smith. Then she studied with Mara Galassi at the Scuola Civica di Milano.

From 1992 Pluhar has lived in Paris, where she performs regularly as a soloist and continuo player in several festivals with famous groups such as La Fenice, Concerto Soave, Accordone, Elyma, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Ricercar Consort, Akademia, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Concerto Köln, and in ensembles directed by René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Alessandro di Marchi. In 1992 Pluhar won the 1st Prize in the International Old Music Competition of Malmö with the ensemble La Fenice. She founded the Arpeggiata ensemble with which she has made a series of CDs for the Alpha label.

From 1993 Pluhar has given master classes at Graz University, as well as teaching baroque harp at the Conservatoire of the Hague since 1999. Her repertoire includes solo and continuo works from the 16th to 18th centuries for Renaissance lute, Baroque guitar, archlute, theorbo an Baroque harp.

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