Christianna Swift, senior major recital, piano



Piano Sonata in A major, K. 331 (1783) by W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Andante grazioso                      
Rondo alla turca

Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2 (1893) by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

Estampes (1903) by Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Danzas Gitanas (1934) by Joaquín Turina (1882 - 1949)
Danza ritual                          
Sacro monte


Christianna Swift is a senior at WashU with a double major in biochemistry and music while also following the pre-med track. Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, she began taking piano lessons at six years of age and fell in love with exploring and playing the works of composers across musical eras. Christianna also began playing the flute in middle school and participated in the Wind Ensemble at WashU during her sophomore year. After beginning her undergraduate studies at WashU, Christianna decided to continue her pursuit of the piano by studying music with Professor Amanda Kirkpatrick. Alongside her research in two labs at the medical campus and volunteering at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, she also enjoys volunteering with KEYS to teach piano to children in the St. Louis area, hoping to instill a similar love and appreciation for music. She is extraordinarily grateful for the immense support from family, friends, and mentors throughout her musical and medical educational journeys. Christianna anticipates continuing her passion for the piano and medicine by integrating these disciplines as she begins medical school in July 2024.