Christina Katsimbardis was born in Perth and began violin lessons at the age of 5. Christina gained her Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia studying with Paul Wright, and her Master of Music from the University of Melbourne studying with Monica Curro. Christina spent 3 years studying at the Australian National Academy of Music where she performed in masterclasses for Richard Tognetti, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Radoslaw Sculz.
Christina has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victorian Opera, Orchestra Victoria, Festival Baroque Australia and Australian Youth Orchestra. Christina has performed in the Perth and Melbourne International Arts Festivals. She has a keen interest in period performance and was part of Festival Baroque Australia in 2011. Christina has toured many times with various orchestras to most of Europe and Asia. Christina was an ACO Emerging Artist in 2005 under the mentorship of Helena Rathbone and continues to perform and tour with ACO and ACO Collective.
In 2007 Christina studied with Professor Francesco de Angelis at the Tibor Varga Summer Academy in Sion, Switzerland. In 2008 Christina spent a year in London studying privately with Professors David Takeno and Simon Standage with the assistance of the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, the PPCA Travel Grant and private donations. Christina was awarded the 2011 Mr & Mrs Gerald Frank New Churchill Fellowship which saw her undertake study in Canada and New York in 2012. Christina completed a 2013 Winter Residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta. Christina plays on a G. Borchardt violin and an 1890 James Tubbs bow.