Cristian Pastorello, DMA

Cristian Pastorello

Associate Professor of Music, Piano, Theory
Music Department

Office Location: Parolini 117
Fax:  630-844-7830
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It is my firm belief that works by great composers carry great messages. Needless to say, the task of delivering these messages requires more than mere talent, but a serious and unconditional love and devotion for music. This intermediary process is what makes the life of a performer incredibly exciting and inspired. It gives meaning to my whole existence to attempt, to the best of my abilities, to bring these works to life and to let the audience be awakened by their endless beauty and eternal qualities.

I also believe that passionate music students deserve a fertile environment where they are able to achieve their full potential and refine their abilities. When teaching music I strive to create such an environment. I rely on my education, experience, and enthusiasm for music to inspire students and to assist them to realize their greatest potential. Through teaching I am able to share my own heartfelt appreciation for the language of music with my students in the hopes that they, too, will learn to experience and understand music for the amazing and emotional artistic organization of sound that it is.  

DMA Piano Performance, The University of Connecticut
MM Piano Performance, The Boston Conservatory
BM Piano Performance, The Conservatory of Padua, Padua, Italy

Areas of Specialization
Piano Performance

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Performance Highlights:
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY
Rachmaninov Hall, The Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia
Steinway Hall, New York, NY
J. Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT
Alberdi Theatre, S. Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Seully Hall (The Boston Conservatory), Boston, MA

Awards and Honors:
American Protégé International Competition: First Place
Marks Outreach Piano Competition: First Place
Selected by The University of Connecticut Department of Fine Arts to participate in a cultural exchange program at The Moscow Conservatory
Soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Tucuman at Alberdi Theatre, S. Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina and The University of Connecticut Symphonic Orchestra at J. Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

Other Interests