B i o g r a p h y
Kristina Shtegman is a Russian/Swedish concert pianist & organist performing in Sweden, Europe and around the world.
After the graduation as a concert pianist in Sankt-Perersburg and Moscow Conservatories and pursuing a successful carrier as a performer and instructor, she took a completely new direction in music and became a student under the celebrated organ virtuoso and master of improvisation Gunnar Idenstam.
Kristina has even graduated as a concert organist from Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
Her concerts is highly appreciated by audiences and explore the idea about weaving together native traditional music of the world with a powerful organ sound, virtuosic improvisation and highly professional skills in performance.
The program includes masterpieces from 16th-17th centuries, some of the major works of J.S.Bach, Reger, Dupré and a lot of own transcriptions for the organ of modern music from other genres. Many of transcriptions are unique and those compositions have never before been performed on the church organ.
A special place in the concerts is given to Kristina's own compositions and improvisations in "cross-over" genre. Kristina Shtegman is one of very few female organists whose compositions and performance was provided widely in Europa and USA and well-received by the media .
Kristina Shtegman have performed solo recitals in many major venues and Cathedrals of the world as Luleå Dome,Linköping Dome,Karlstad Dome,St Johannes Church,Malmö(all in Sweden);Christ Church Cathedral(Dublin),Dresden Hofkirche, Freiburg Dome (Germany),Grace Church (Charleston ,USA) and many other places.
Kristina Shtegman is founder and leader of the Swedish Art of Organ Festival, and her 2015 project,”Friddjavouhta-Freedom”, features music from the Arctic North of Scandinavia in the world of the Sami people and their mysterious folk culture as it meets with the virtuoso organ tradition.