Cristina Micci-Barreca

Houston, TX

Cleveland Institute of Music, MM Viola Performance, 2023
Cleveland Institute of Music, BM Viola Performance, 2021

Cristina Micci-Barreca recently completed her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. She also taught as visiting faculty in the CIM Academy preparatory program. After performing with the NRO this summer, Cristina will be joining the Chattanooga Symphony as section viola during the 2023-24 season.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I minored in art history during my undergrad, and if I weren’t a musician, I would be an art historian.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johannes Brahms, Caroline Shaw, Gustav Mahler

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Cook, visit art museums, and purchase expensive but delicious coffees.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I’m looking forward to learning a variety of repertoire (both familiar and unfamiliar) and collaborating with new people!