Cristina Schreil is a Bay Area-based award-winning arts and culture journalist. She has written for BBC Music, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Nob Hill Gazette, and more. Articles By This Author Preview Katherine Balch’s Illuminate Premieres With the California Symphony Cristina Schreil - March 8, 2022 UPDATED: The rising composer calls her three-year residency with the orchestra “immensely transformative.” Feature Musicians Are Looking at Ways to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint Cristina Schreil - April 28, 2020 Touring is essential for many musicians and groups. Here’s how some of them are mitigating the environmental impact. Preview Mnozil Brass Brings High-Flying Antics to Cal Performances Cristina Schreil - March 9, 2020 Cirque is the spirited brass ensemble’s latest — a zany mashup of virtuosic music and slapstick. Review Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Spark Magic at Davies Cristina Schreil - March 3, 2020 The virtuoso violinist is more than a match for Paganini’s show-stopper concerto. Review Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz Bring Drama and Connection to San Francisco Cristina Schreil - March 2, 2020 The conductor and violinist meld minds in a concerto Salonen composed expressly for Josefowicz. Review Kronos Violist Hank Dutt Enchants in Rare Solo Concert Cristina Schreil - December 17, 2019 Distinguished guests are on hand to hear Dutt perform several premieres. Review Radiant Sibling Duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason Assert Their Star-Power Cristina Schreil - December 8, 2019 The cello-piano pair are equal partners in a concert slate that showcases the strengths of each artist. Review Transcendent Shostakovich From the Horszowski Trio Cristina Schreil - November 18, 2019 Capping a Noe Valley Chamber Music residency, the New York-based trio delivers an impactful performance.