Christina (Tina) Faye
Collaborative Pianist, Vocal Coach
Christina Faye is an accomplished pianist making her home in Toronto. Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Christina discovered her love for the collaborative arts at the age of nine when she began playing for a local children’s chorus. In 2007 she earned a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University, and graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Master of Music in 2009. Christina has held collaborative pianist positions at several major summer music programs, including Opera Nuova, the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Colorado, Canadian Operatic Arts Academy and the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.
Christina holds the Principal Keyboard chair with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, is the music director and organist at Donway Covenant United Church as well as being an in demand collaborative and solo pianist. She works with a number of choirs and opera/theatre organizations, currently including the Pax Christi Chorale, Canadian Children’s Opera Company, Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s ‘Singsation’ series. Christina also performs frequently with instrumentalists, small ensembles and as a soloist, she has toured across North America and Great Britain and is featured in the Juno nominated sound track for Studio MDHR’s new video game, ‘Cuphead’. She and soprano Kyra Millan continue to tour their hit opera comedy show ‘Millan & Faye Present: The Opera!’ across Canada.
Education is also a vital part of Christina’s life, and she maintains a small studio of private students, coaches professional and amateur singers and has adjudicated for ORMTA. For several years, Christina has been on staff for the Canadian Opera Company’s summer youth programing, and for TDSB music events.
When not at the piano, Christina is most likely to be found riding her horse, Rain, or experimenting with vegan baking!