repertoire of Cristina Rico for stand-alone guitar includes among
others mediaeval music, Spanish classic, Bossa Nova, Boleros,
international standards and her own compositions.
arrangements for guitar create a fusion of classic polyphone
technique with the respective music style.
This is especially to be noticed in the Brazilian Bossa Nova,
in which she has developed her own style of playing.
though playing Mediterranean joyful music she often plays with
eyes closed. About her self she says: “… I play
more with the feeling than with fingers.”
Quote “Rothenburg Stadt und Land”, December 5, 2001:
„Cristina Rico impresses not only with her fine finger
technique of high class, but also with her authenticity, which
lets the pieces breathe and gives a voice to the guitar. In the
play of Cristina Rico soul awakes – no matter whether she
elicits her guitar a capricious Arabian of Francisco Tarrega
or “just” an “Estudio” of Fernando Sor
or one of her own compositions, who stand equal to other masterpieces
of guitar play.”