Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in distinguished venues and festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, and Cheltenham Festival, and has also performed on BBC TV and BBC Radio 3. She has been recipient of various awards including the Bice Mizzi National Competition, the Royal Northern College of Music Clifton Helliwell Prize, the Royal Academy of Music Scott Huxley prize for piano accompaniment and the Schumann Lieder pianist prize. Christine was twice selected as a Park Lane Group Artist and she was also an award winner on the Tunnell Trust Artist Chamber Music Scheme.
Christine gained a Master of Music in solo performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she studied with Norma Fisher and Paul Janes, after which she moved on to study with Andrea Lucchesini at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. Having a great passion for chamber music and song repertoire, she then read for a Master of Music degree in piano accompaniment, which she completed with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tuition of Michael Dussek, Malcolm Martineau and Ian Brown. She has also worked as a staff pianist at the Royal College of Music in London, most notably within the vocal, strings and woodwind faculties. Christine recently completed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, and is now enjoying a busy career as a performer, researcher and piano tutor.