Cristina Prats-Costa started her violin studies in Ibiza at the Conservatorio de Musica d'Eivissa i Formentera, in Spain. Awarded by the Conservatorio Superior de Música del Liceu, Barcelona, she completed her Higher Grade in 2008 with Corrado Bolsi and Manel Porta with the highest qualifications. She then moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Kryzstof Smietana where she obtained a BMus with honours in performances. Continuing her studies she went on to study with professor Tomotada Soh at The Royal Academy of Music and graduated in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Performance (MA) and the LRAM teaching diploma 2013. Further to her studies Cristina Prats stayed as a Fellow in Chamber Music of the Royal Academy of Music during the year 2013-2014. In March 2019, Cristina was awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, for her significant contribution to the music profession.
She has been a member of several orchestras, including Southbank Sinfonia London, London Arts Orchestra, Ibiza Symphony Orchestra, Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, Philharmonia de Madrid, Jonc-Philarmonia de Barcelona, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia amonth others performing throughout Europe and Asia. In September 2011 she was selected as concertmaster of the Pro-United New York Orchestra.
Cristina has had public master classes with teachers such as Maxim Vengerov, Thomas Brandis, Vartan Manoogian, Corina Belcea, Gabrielle Lester, Lina Tur-Bonet, Mauro Rossi and is winner of the International Competition of Lleida 2007 and first prize of the International Competition of Arjau, Barcelona 2008.
She combines her performing schedule with teaching holding both Certificate of Music Education from ABRSM and MiSST, and LRAM from the Royal Academy of Music.
Cristina plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, kindly on loan from MERITO String Instruments Trust Vienna.