Pupil of Renée Bonnet, Renée Pietrafesa, Lionel Rogg and Marie-Claire Alain, Cristina Banegas obtains the First Price of Virtuosity in the Geneve conservatoire ( Switzerland), the Organ Echeverria Price during the International Competition of Toledo (Spain) in 1981, the first Price of Excellency in the Rueil-Malmaison conservatoire (France) in Marie-Claire Alain’s class (1982), and then the Price of Professional Excellency, given by Pozos del Rey ‘s Rotary (2006).
She performs continually in Europe, United-States, Japan, Israel, Russia and Latin America. She also gives interpretation lessons in Spain, Switzerland, France, Columbia, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, USA…
With “De Profundis” ‘ Choir, Cristina Banegas conducts a lot of famous authors works like Bach, Mozart, Haendel, Brahms… She conducted in december 2006 – january 2007 Mozart’s Requiem with Uruguyan soloits, “De Profundis”‘choir and the Mozarteum ‘s Foundation’s Orchestra.
With De Profundis, she records on historical organs many cd’s recording. For most of them the international criticism have congratulated their author.