Christy Craig - Composer, Musician - Piano, violin, keyboards/synthesizer
CHRISTY CRAIG - COMPOSER, MUSICIAN - PIANO, VIOLIN, KEYBOARDS/SYNTHESIZER
Christy’s vision is to create an “alternative classical” sound that conveys distinct intense moods and emotions. Christy achieves this by combining her training in classical violin and piano, her live rock performance background and her love of the classical and rock music genres. Christy's early musical influences were classical composers, as well as, rock and alternative rock musicians. She started playing classical music with the Suzuki School of Music (Houston) and the Houston Youth Symphony as a child. Her favorite composers were Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Handel. As an adolescent and young adult, she gained insight into the rock genre. Rock music became a passion in just about any form, from heavy to classic to alternative. When industrial rock evolved, she became enamored with Trent Reznor’s industrial and heavy synthesized sound. Christy's main focus at that time was live performance with local alternative rock bands primarily as a keyboard player and an occasional violinist. All in all, one could say the realm of musical interests and influences have been extremely diverse and is evident in Christy's musical compositions.
Classically trained (approximate age 7-12) on violin and piano.
Violinist in the Houston Youth Symphony from the approximate age of 9 to 12 under the direction of Paul Kirby.
PERFORMANCE-Keyboards/ Synthesizers and violin in local alternative rock groups in the Houston area.
Houston venues include Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, Richmond Nightlife venues, The Engine Room.
Austin venue include SXSW/ Toulouse, 6th ST.
PERFORMANCE HISTORY with the Houston Youth Symphony includes Jones Hall / Downtown Houston, The Houston Ballet, the Hermann Park Amphitheater, The Museum Disctrict Rose Garden.