Christina Higham is an Australian post classical composer, pianist and collaborator based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her Emotional, intricate and transcendent compositions and performances have captured the imagination of a diverse audience from across the globe.
Christina has and released solo music with 1631 Recordings and Decca Publishing, NYC label Sonder House, Silent Beat records of Germany, and has appeared on numerous piano compilations including Benidorm Universal (Connexxion Films), The Minimal Piano series (Blue Spiral Records) , Recollections Vol I & II (Sonder House) and The Piano Cloud Series (1631 Recordings). Her most popular single The Coldest Day of the Year, (2019) has been streamed more than 3 million times.
Her latest release Bodies of Water (2021) is a four track EP which features field recordings such as whale calls, fisherman chanting, and icebergs melting. These are woven into evocative and improvisational piano compositions.The track Ship's gonna save us from the EP was featured on Nils Frahm's pianos day playlist in 2022.
Nomads Like Us is Christina's collaborative piano duo project, created with composer Victoria Cotta. Their live audio visual performance for film and two pianos, "The Unravelling" was awarded Best Music Show at the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and Best in Music at the 2022 Sydney Fringe. Recipients of the City of Melbourne Arts Grants in 2023, Nomads Like Us are developing an expansion of the world of The Unravelling, with the creation of a work for two pianos and two cellos - BABY UNIVERSE. In collaboration with cellists Anita Quayle and Ffion Stoakes, the premiere performance of BABY UNIVERSE will take place at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Nov 25 2023.
Christina is also working on her debut album, planned for release in 2024.