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Christina Sandsengen studied classical guitar at the Norwegian Academy of Music and at the Conservatorio Superior de Música ‘Manuell Castillo’ in Spain. After finishing her studies in Norway, she studied with Gérard Abiton in Paris. She has performed at the Norwegian National Opera, in Britain, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China and the USA, and she has participated in many masterclasses with leading international guitarists, including Eliot Fisk, Aniello Desiderio and Fabio Zanon.
Christina’s music has been featured on BBC radio channel, Classic FM and many other international radio and TV programs all over the world, she has performed on Turkish CNN and as a support artist to Al Di Meola. Christina Sandsengen is a board member of the Classical Guitar Association of
Norway. She founded Oslo Gitarskole, that was Norway’s leading school for classical
guitar, and regularly gives concerts and masterclasses across the globe alongside other top artists from the international guitar scene. In the fall of 2014 she released her debut album, Shades & Contrasts, on Odradek Records. The album has received numerous outstanding reviews, from The Independent and
Gramophone Magazine among others, with The Arts Desk declaring that: “Norwegian guitarist Christina Sandsengen’s technique is flawless, and hearing her left hand nimbly skate up and down the fingerboard serves only to increase one’s admiration”. In the wake of the release of Shades & Contrasts, Christina Sandsengen made a music video performing one of the works on the CD, ‘Preludio Saudade’ from La Catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré.