Cristina Spinei (pronounced spin-AY) is a Juilliard-trained composer and performer who has written for numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. She is best known for her work with dance, having been commissioned by Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Parsons Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and many more. Growing up with dreams of becoming a dancer, Spinei has channeled her love for dance into a devotion to musical movement, resulting in a style infused with “lyricism and rhythmic vitality.” (Nashville Scene)
Cristina has made her home in Nashville since 2014 and has since established herself as one of Music City’s most versatile, forward-thinking musicians: Nashville Arts dubbed her “gifted and engaging,” while The East Nashvillian praises her “adventuresome imagination.” Self-described as “minimalish,” Cristina anchors her
musical ideas in melody, movement, and loops. Though she frequently adopts repeating patterns when writing, her music evokes more dance than trance, combining her love for beautifully crafted melodies and movement-heavy rhythms.
In 2020 Cristina discovered NFTs and has been working with various collaborators in the web3 world. Her work Prelude, recorded by the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, was the first new orchestral piece to be released as an NFT. Cristina’s other collaborative NFTs include a programmable string quartet for Async Art, audiovisual Triptych with
artist Marterium, and Occulta Verba — a musical cryptogram created with artist luxpris. Her newest single Flowt is available on Mint Songs and was part of their V2 launch. Ex Voto, Cristina’s solo piano album, is available on Catalog.