The 2009 edition of Folkinvierno will present Galician piper Cristina Pato on Saturday, February 14. Cristina will give a workshop at noon and the concert with her band will take place at 8 pm. at the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo. Ticket price is 18 €.
Folkinvierno is an annual two week festival that takes place in Las Rozas, a city located in the northwestern metropolitan area of Madrid. The festival includes, concerts, workshops and exhibitions. "In a world that is ever more technological, faster and demanding, it is essential to make a road stop to dedicate time to recover our music, our folklore; indeed, our own identity," said mayor of Las Rozas. "And that is the goal of Folkinvierno, to keep the rich cultural traditions of our people alive."
Acclaimed by the international press as a piper and pianist, Cristina Pato (Orense, Spain) has performed Galician folk music in international stages, including Spain, the USA, Portugal, the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Mexico. Her professional career includes three solo recordings as a piper and two as a pianist. Cristina has a professional career as a piper and classical piano performer.