Christina holds an M.M. from Indiana University where she was awarded a Music Merit Award and E. Heinz Scholarship. Her past teachers include; Janos Starker, Helga Winold, Csaba Onczay, and John Sant’Ambrogio. She plays an American cello made by Charles Albert in 1886.

As a Performer

Cellist Christina Gullans, praised for her “incredible depth” (Broadway World Review), “haunting sound” (Boston Arts Review), and “exemplary musicianship” (Guy Rickards, Musical Opinion), is a Washington, D.C. based chamber musician with an interest in music semiology. Her playing has been heard in top concert halls around the world, such as Carnegie Hall, The National Auditorium in Madrid, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Jordan Hall, and Nation Center for Performing Arts in Beijing. She has also been heard on live National Public Radio and telecasts throughout the United States, Europe, and China. In 2020, Christina released Across the Ages, an album of works written by the prolific American composer Alan Hovhaness, with Albany Records. The album has been praised as a much-needed and overdue addition to the American cello discography and as an important act of rehabilitation for music that is almost unknown. She has led a diverse career performing in theaters, collaborating with cross-genre ensembles, working with contemporary classical composers and artists, and passionately educating young musicians.

At Levine

Christina joined our cello faculty in 2023 and shares that she loves “being surrounded by so many excellent musicians who are inspiring teachers and performers.”

More About Christina

When not teaching, performing, or practicing cello, Christina is enjoying skiing, camping, or fly fishing with her family. Learn more about Christina on her website.