"...excellently performed the unique colors and unconventional techniques characteristic of Mandat's compositions." -Sarah Korneisel Jaegers, ICA 2017
Kristine gave a masterclass, lecture, and performance at the Music Academy of Krakow in Poland from November 22-24, 2018. She performed works by Nicolas Bacri and Paul Harvey, and discuss expressivity in the exposition of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto.
Kristine was a Visiting Professor at the University of Saint Joseph - Faculty of Creative Industries where she taught courses in Sound Production. She also taught a successful masterclass and performed at the Thailand International Clarinet Academy at the College of Music at Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand from October 1-6, 2018.
The Cyprus Clarinet Choir was selected to perform at the ClarinetFest in Ostend, Belgium. The performance featured Radovan Cavallin performing as a soloist and clarinet students from Cyprus. The program featured arrangements written by clarinetists inspired by Guido Six. In addition, the Canarian Clarinet Camerata performed a concert featuring works by Michele Magnani, Bela Kovacs, and Nicolas Bacri. Kristine performed with Polish clarinetist, Barbara Borowicz at ClarinetFest 2018. They performed premieres of Nicolas Bacri's "Mondorf Sonatina No. 1" for two clarinets, Colombe Arnulf-Kempcke's "Three Inventions", and "Diffusions" by Polish composer, Agnieszki Zdrojek-Suchodolskiej. More information about the premiere can be found here. The program also featured contemporary works written by Polish composers.
Kristine Dizon is the Assistant Artistic Director at the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and Coordinator of the International Clarinet Competition at the American Single Reed Summit. Kristine is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon as a recipient of the Fundação para Ciência de Tecnologia. Her primary research focuses on “Remaking: The re-shaping of sound in Portuguese Musical Comedies." An international artist and teacher, Kristine has performed in Europe, Asia, and South America. Recently, Kristine was a Visiting Professor at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau as part of the Faculty of Creative Industries. She has also taught clarinet masterclasses in Cyprus, Thailand International Clarinet Academy, and the Music Academy of Krakow in Poland. In 2017, she was the international guest teacher for the VI Taller para Jóvenes Clarinetistas organized by Clariperu and the Escuela de Música Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and served as part of the international jury for the V Concurso de Bandas Escolares 2016 and held a residency with PeruBandas where she also taught clarinet masterclasses in Cusco and Lima, Peru. She had several performances at ClarinetFest 2018 in Oostende, Belgium with the Cyprus Clarinet Choir, Canarian Clarinet Camerata, Ensemble Amistad, and Polish clarinetist, Barbara Borowicz. Kristine performed as the VII Congreso Nacional de Clarinete in Madrid, Spain and at ClarinetFest 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Her research, “Croatian Clarinet Concertos: The Cultivation of Traditions after 1952” was accepted for the International Clarinet Association Research Competition in Orlando, Florida in 2017 and was published in the Clarinet and Saxophone. In 2014, she was also a semi-finalist for the ICA Research Competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for her research on “The Chronological Clarinet: Musical Identities of Widor, Milhaud, Smith, and Mandat”. She performed with Adagio Trio, comprised of soprano, clarinet, and piano. She has performed at the Vandoren Ensemble Festival and toured with the Grand Symphonic Winds in China, performing at the National Centre of the Performing Arts in Beijing and the Shanghai World Expo.
Kristine was previously the Assistant Conductor for the Minnesota Project Opera assisting in the premiere of Reinaldo Moya’s Memory Boy and Assistant Conductor for the Minnesota Youth Symphonies for the 2015-2016 season. Kristine has led the Escola Superior de Música Artes e Espectáculo, Richfield Symphonic Band, MYS Philharmonic Orchestra, Concordia University – St. Paul Concert Band, União Filarmónica do Troviscal, and the Southern Illinois University Symphonic Band.
Ms. Dizon was awarded the J. William Fulbright/Camões Institute Scholarship to study clarinet and orchestral conducting at the Escola Superior de Música Artes e Espectáculo with António Saiote. Ms. Dizon received a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and degrees in European History and Music at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has performed in masterclasses with Nicolas Balderyou, Alain Damiens, Nuno Pinto, Richard Stoltzman, Charles Neidich, and Ricardo Morales.
Kristine is an artist for Silverstein Works and Barkley Mouthpieces.
Kristine is currently a Junior Researcher at the Centro de Estudo de Communicação e Cultura at the Universidade de Católica Portuguesa Lisboa and recipient of the Fundação para ciencia e tecnologia grant through the Lisbon Consortium. Kristine recently published an article about Croatian Clarinet Concertos in the Clarinet and Saxophone (CAS) in March 2018. A revised edition will be published by the Clarinet Journal in March 2019.