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Christine Bowie


Chair Donor
Ralph and Penny Roberts

Born in Takapuna, Christine Bowie started her musical training on piano and violin before taking up the viola at age 13.

Christine was a finalist in the 1990 Christchurch Concerto Competition, performing the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

After completing her Bachelor of Music (performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she continued her post graduate studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris with Bruno Pasquier. While there, Christine worked at l'Ircam and with new music ensembles Court Circuit and l'Ensemble Contrechamps in Geneva.

Christine returned to New Zealand in 1998 and has been a member of the Auckland Philharmonia since the year 2000. A keen chamber musician, she has collaborated with many ensembles and festivals and has toured New Zealand as part of the Giverny Trio and Goldfingers Quartet for Chamber Music New Zealand.

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