Christina Dietrich – Artistic Director
Christina Dietrich, received her Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, her Master of Music from Boston University, and pursued her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at that institution. Her principal teachers were A. Ramon Rivera, Victor Rosenbaum, Veronica Jochum (the daughter of the world famous conductor, Eugen Jochum), and the internationally acclaimed pianist, Professor Anthony di Bonaventura.
Ms. Dietrich began her piano studies at the age of three with her musicologist father, Mr. Piotr Dietrich. At age four, she attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where she continued her piano and music studies. Throughout her career as an artist and educator, she has performed in the United States and Europe in many capacities. She has appeared as a soloist in concert and with orchestras, and has performed on such stages as Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Regularly scheduled on both the New York Public Library and the Chopin Society of New England concert series, her artistic achievement and collaboration with the incomparable soprano, Danuta Sava-Wysocka led to a special invitation by the Consul General of Poland to perform at the Consulate in New York. This was crowned by a letter of recognition and thanks from then President Lech Wałęsa of Poland.
Ms. Dietrich’s musical lineage extends back to Beethoven and Salieri by way of her teachers, descendants of both Franz Liszt and Theodor Leschetitzky. She takes great pride in having the honor and privilege of passing that legacy on to future generations – a mission she takes to heart as a teacher and performing artist.
She states: “Never underestimate the potential of a child!” Following the Socratic method of teaching by “bringing the student to the threshold of knowledge” she presents the gift of music to students of all ages and levels.
Professor Dietrich is a member of the music faculty at Northern Essex Community College and Mount Wachusett Community College, piano department chair and faculty at Indian Hill Music, Founder/Director of the Chopin Conservatory of Music on the North Shore, Vice President of the Chopin Society of New England, director of the Belmont Piano Academy as well as faculty at the Steinert’s Piano Academy. In November of 2017, she became the Artistic Director of the Steinway Society of Massachusetts. For her contributions to music education, she was awarded a Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award for 2017, 2018 and now 2020. Most recently she was designated a Steinway Ambassador at M. Steinert and Sons.