Born in Bucharest, Romania to a family of musicians, Cristian Sandrin started his musical training with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu at the Dinu Lipatti Art College. He had his solo debut at the famous Romanian Atheneum Hall in 2006. He is currently studying under Diana Ketler and Christopher Elton for Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music. He is the recipient of MMus (DipRAM) and BMus degrees from the same institution, holding scholarships from the Imogen Cooper Music Trust, Countess of Munster Trust, John S Cohen Foundation, Carold Craxton Memorial Prize, Help Musicians UK, the Hattori Foundation and the Tillett Trust.
Among numerous prizes and distinctions in international piano competitions, such as the top prize of the Windsor International Piano Competition 2018, the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Automobile Club de France Piano Competition, the ‘Animato’ Competition in Paris, ProPiano International Competition or the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist competition, Cristian is a recent holder of the Harold Craxton Chamber Music prize at the Royal Academy of Music, being also a past recipient of the William Sterndale Bennett Prize.
Cristian Sandrin is a frequent guest artist at the venues such as Wigmore Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, St James Piccadilly, Brighton, Oxford,Salle Cortot Paris, Salla Manuel de Falla in Madrid, Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, ‘La Fenice’ Theatre in Venice and performed as a soloist with Bacau National Philharmonic, Sibiu National Philharmonic, Ramnicu-Valcea National Philharmonic and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and many others.