Born in Santander (Spain) in 1982, Lucio-Villegas started her music
studies at the Seville Conservatory. In 1999 she began her studies at the
Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music with professor Ana Guijarro,
graduating in 2003 with the highest grades and awards. She got Honour Prize
in piano in 1995, 1999 and 2003. In 2003 she began at
the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with professors Tuija Hakkila and
Eero Heinonen, among others. In 2008 she graduated with a
Master’s Degree, having received the highest mark for her
diploma recital. From 2008 to 2011 she studies the Artist Diploma Module at
the Queen Elisabeth College of Music (Waterloo, Belgium) under the
direction of Abdel Rahman El Bacha, graduating with the
qualification "Greatest Distinction".
She has also received special classes with professors Almudena Cano,
Guillermo González, Joaquín Achúcarro,
Dimitri Bashkirov, Rita Wagner, Ferenc Rados, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Ramzi
Yassa, Ramón Coll, Irina Zaritzkaya, Galina Egyazarova,
Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Boris Bloch, Julian Martin and Dominique
has won several prizes in many national and international piano competitions,
Special Prize "Rosa Sabater" to the best interpreter of Spanish
music in the 55th International Piano Competition "Premio Jaén",
Medal and Special Prize “Instituto Cervantes” in the 54th
International Music Competition Maria Canals, Barcelona, 2008.
First Prize in the "Manuel del Águila" Piano
Competition (Almería, Spain), 2009.
Second Prize in the VII “José Roca” Piano Competition, 2004.
Second Prize and Prize for the Spanish Music in the IV “Ciudad de la Línea”,
First Prize and
Special Prize for the Musicality in the XVII “Marisa Montiel”, 1998.
Second Prize in the “Conservatorio de Triana”
Chamber Music Competition, 2001.
She performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician and lied pianist
in many important halls in Spain, Finland, Belgium, France, Italy,
Germany, Brazil and Oman. She has played as soloist with several
orchestras such as Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra, Bari Symphony
Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia (conductor Agustin Dumay), Kirkkonummi Sinfonietta, among others, in halls like
the Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Zaragoza Auditorium, Auditorium "Ciudad de León", Sibelius Academy Concert
Hall (Helsinki), Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) of Brussels and Flagey Auditorium of Brussels. She has also collaborated
with many professional orchestras as the Seville Royal Symphony Orchestra
and the Spanish National Symphony Orchestra (O.N.E), and with contemporary
music ensembles, such as TAiMAgranada or PianoNyt! (taking part in a tour
Between 1999 and 2003 she was the pianist of the National Youth
Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), taking part in many important tours in Spain and
other European countries, conducted by Maestros like Edmon Colomer,
Lutz Köhler, Patrick Davin and Gunther Schuller, and playing
the most important orchestral piano repertoire.
In 2002 in the National Auditorium of Madrid and in the
Auditorium of Zaragoza, she made her debut with JONDE, as soloist, performing pieces by Rafael Rodríguez Albert, which she recorded on CD. She has also
collaborated in the première of works by important Spanish
composers, and in other recordings for TV, radio and CD.
In 2008, after passing an open competition, she became a piano
teacher at the conservatories of Madrid.
Among her concerts in 2009, Cristina offered a solo piano recital at the Church of Santa Eulalia dei Catalani, in Palermo (Italy), organised by Instituto Cervantes.
In 2010, in the framework of Chopin's year, she offered a recital at
the Fundación Carlos de Amberes in Madrid, sponsored by the Polish
Cultural Institute and in the Monastery of Yuste, organized by
Patrimonio Nacional. She performs also accompanied by the National
Orchestra of Belgium at the Chopin Festival organized in Flagey
Auditorium in Brussels.
In October 2010 she went on a tour in Brazil, organized by the Instituto Cervantes.
Among her last engagements she has performed piano recitals in such
prestigious venues as Fundación Juan March (Madrid), Teatro de la
Maestranza (Seville), Gran Teatro Falla (Cádiz) and Kiev Filarmonica
In 2015 she makes her debut as orchestra conductor, discipline that
she currently studies. She has conducted orchestras as the CSKG
Chamber Orchestra or the Catholic University of Murcia Symphony