After college, Christina Sandsengen began her studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Erik Stenstadvold. During her bachelor’s degree, she spent a period of time studying at the Conservatorio Superior de Música ‘Manuell Castillo’ in Sevilla, Spain. Upon finishing her studies in Norway, she travelled to France to take further lessons with Gérard Abiton. She has also participated in masterclasses with many internationally acclaimed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk, Fabio Zanon and Aniello Desiderio.
Christina Sandsengen has performed in leading festivals and venues in Britain, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, and the USA, receiving outstanding reviews for her many solo concerts. She has performed as a soloist in concert with the Oslo Gitarensemble, as a support artist to Al Di Meola, and has been featured on many international radio and TV programmes. Her music has been featured on the BBC radio, and in Turkey, Christina Sandsengen was invited to perform Koyunbaba by Carlo Domeniconi on CNN Türk and was praised for her recording of the same work on her debut album, Shades & Contrasts, on Odradek Records. Gramophone Magazine hailed her “terrific account of Domeniconi’s Koyunbaba”, concluding that: “It’s no mean feat to force you to reappraise such a well-known work. Sandsengen pulls it off.”
Christina Sandsengen plays a wide range of repertoire, with a particular focus on Romantic music. Her passion for the classical guitar inspired her to establish the Oslo Gitarskole, that was Norway’s leading school for classical guitar, where she has hosted masterclasses with international guitarists such as Xuefei Yang, Carlo Domeniconi and Anders Clemens Øien. She is also a board member of the Classical Guitar Association of Norway, and regularly gives concerts and masterclasses across the globe alongside other top artists from the international guitar scene.