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  • July 11, 2011

    Christina Courtin recently performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC, with longtime and frequent collaborators Brooklyn Rider opening. The show was broadcast on Q2's Cued Up. "While taking cues from their classical training," says Q2, "these artists have broken down the conventional walls of a music conservatory and are comfortable playing anything from Philip Glass's string quartets to playing backup on Nashville-inspired tunes." Listen to Courtin's set here.

  • December 8, 2010

    Christina Courtin launches a four-city tour with Aoife O'Donovan of the Crooked Still in Boston tonight, followed by stops in New Hampshire and Vermont, before hitting Courtin's home base of New York City with a Saturday night show at Rockwood Music Hall. Courtin's voice has been described by the New York Times as "uniquely otherworldly." Her self-titled Nonesuch debut album, which the Huffington Post called "a wonderful concoction," is now just $10.71 in the Nonesuch Store as part of the store-wide 3rd anniversary sale.

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  • Nonesuch Records has signed singer/songwriter Christina Courtin—a young New York City-based musician with a classical pedigree in violin and a devoted following in New York built over the last several years playing in clubs all over town. Her label debut was recorded in New York and Los Angeles with a stellar cast of musicians and released in 2009.

    As the New York Times pointed out in a recent Arts & Leisure story, Courtin is representative of a new generation of musicians that “doesn’t feel compelled to specialize and works easily in classical, rock and much in between.” She grew up in Buffalo, NY, and has been singing and playing violin since age three. Although a self-described non-prodigy, she graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School.

    Courtin’s songs, and her collaborators, reflect her training and versatility; in recent years she has worked with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Ryan Adams, Yo-Yo Ma, Don Byron, Kanye West, Osvaldo Golijov, Mark O’Connor, Teddy Thompson, Brooklyn Rider, and Michael Ward-Bergman. She also performs as a member of The Knights, a group of young musicians who are expanding the definition of the orchestra.

    “I first heard about Christina two years ago,” said Nonesuch Senior Vice President David Bither, “and when I saw her perform at Joe’s Pub I had no idea what to expect. It was one of those wonderful moments when, almost immediately, it dawned on me that I was hearing a voice that didn’t sound like anyone else.”

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Nonesuch Records released the self-titled label debut from New York City-based singer/songwriter Christina Courtin in 2009. She grew up in Buffalo, NY, and has been singing and playing violin since age three. Although a self-described non-prodigy, she graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School. She has worked with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Ryan Adams, Yo-Yo Ma, Don Byron, Kanye West, Osvaldo Golijov, Mark O’Connor, Teddy Thompson, Brooklyn Rider, and Michael Ward-Bergman, and performs as a member of the orchestra The Knights.

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Nonesuch Records has signed singer/songwriter Christina Courtin—a young New York City-based musician with a classical pedigree in violin and a devoted following in New York built over the last several years playing in clubs all over town. Her label debut was recorded in New York and Los Angeles with a stellar cast of musicians and released in 2009.

As the New York Times pointed out in a recent Arts & Leisure story, Courtin is representative of a new generation of musicians that “doesn’t feel compelled to specialize and works easily in classical, rock and much in between.” She grew up in Buffalo, NY, and has been singing and playing violin since age three. Although a self-described non-prodigy, she graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School.

Courtin’s songs, and her collaborators, reflect her training and versatility; in recent years she has worked with artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Ryan Adams, Yo-Yo Ma, Don Byron, Kanye West, Osvaldo Golijov, Mark O’Connor, Teddy Thompson, Brooklyn Rider, and Michael Ward-Bergman. She also performs as a member of The Knights, a group of young musicians who are expanding the definition of the orchestra.

“I first heard about Christina two years ago,” said Nonesuch Senior Vice President David Bither, “and when I saw her perform at Joe’s Pub I had no idea what to expect. It was one of those wonderful moments when, almost immediately, it dawned on me that I was hearing a voice that didn’t sound like anyone else.”

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