Kristina Sandulova was born in 1978 in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of five she began her piano education, first with her mother, prof. Julia Tsenova, and later at the music school of Sofia. At the age of six she had her first performance at the National Palace of Culture (NDK). In 1997 she continued her education at the “Pancho Vladigerov” conservatory of Sofia with prof. Stella Dimitrova-Maistrova. In 2001 she received a grant from the Labberte-foundation in Glimmen in order to continue her education in the Netherlands. At the Prins Klaus Conservatory of Groningen, Netherlands where she studied with Paul Komen, she received her Bachelor's degree. Afterwards she continued with a two-year contemporary music specialisation with Geoffrey Madge at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. In 2008 she received the Master of Music degree from the Conservatory of Utrecht, where she studied with Klára Würtz, student of Zoltán Kocsis.
Kristina has the following prizes at international competitions:
She participated many times at the following festivals of contemporary music: ppIANISSIMO, Musica Nova and New Bulgarian music, where she performed world premiers of international composers.She followed many international masterclasses, including those by German Mounier (France), Boris Bloch (Russia), Catrine Vickers (Canada), Ekert Karsten (Germany), Alexander Tchaikovsky (Russia) and Maria Joăo Pires (Portugal). She participated in Radio and TV recordings, played in contemporary chamber ensembles in various halls in the Netherlands (including the Vredenburg in Utrecht and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam).
She performed as a soloist with the orchestras "Academy Symphony Orchestra" and "Tempi Concertanti Orchestra" in Sofia, Bulgaria. In October 2010 she was invited to perform as a soloist with the "Minks Chamber Orchestra", as part of the "Eiker Musikkfestival" in Norway. In October 2011 she is invited to peform again in the same festival, with the same orchestra as well as solo.
Bulgarian, Dutch and World premiers:
In November 2009 Kristina was invited to give a piano masterclass as well a lecture about the contemporary music of Julia Tsenova, at the Berklee Koyo Conservatory in Kobe, Japan. She has given the same lecture at various other occasions throughout the world, including Reykjavik, Iceland, Mannheim, Germany. In 2010 she was a member of the György Ligeti Academy (associated with the renouned contemporary Asko|Schönberg ensemble.)
From September 2011 she is organizer of the concert series “Julia Tsenova Music & Arts Tribute”, dedicated to performers of music and other art-forms including theater, stage performance and modern dance.