Christina Stanley is a vocalist, violinist, multidisciplinary artist and composer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BM from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College, and studied voice, dance and theater at HB Studio in New York City. She has performed and recorded violin as a member of SF Sound and ROVA Quartet, and has been a featured vocalist for the William Winant percussion ensemble and the Lightbulb Ensemble, performing at BAMFA, SFMOMA and the Smithsonian. Her original composition and film scoring work has been featured at SFEMF, Frameline Film Festival, OutFest LA, Bent Film Festival in Sacramento and the Fringe Film Festival in Seattle. She was lead female vocalist in Brett Carson’s 2018 Chamber Opera X-Ray Vision/Just Visiting, and played multiple roles in Andrew Jamieson’s opera Heaven Down Here. She has premiered works by many composers including George Lewis and Roscoe Mitchell for Mutable Music. She has been a studio musician for Kill Rockstars and 4AD, and has performed throughout the world. In addition to her composition and artistic practice, she is also a student of the vine, and works and studies as a sommelier in San Francisco.
All Photos by Lenny Gonzales 2016