Christine graduated with a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she studied under Uwe Grodd and Catherine Bowie. Prior to moving to the U.S. in 2011, she was an active soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician, and teacher in New Zealand. Born in South Korea, she grew up and studied in New Zealand and now calls Charleston her home.
During her college years, Christine won first place in the Classic Quest Concerto Competition, earning a scholarship and a concert appearance as a soloist with Manukau City Symphony Orchestra. She was also the winner of the University of Auckland Concerto Competition, a rare achievement by a woodwind player. In addition, she was runner-up in the Unison Concerto Competition, New Zealand’s national-level instrumental competition, and she was also awarded the Best Woodwind Player prize. She has made appearances as a soloist with Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Community Orchestra, and other ensembles. She was also a performing participant in the masterclasses of Paul Edmund-Davies and Robert Aitken. While she trained as a classical flautist, she also received the Best Jazz Flautist award in the Annual Youth Jazz Festival in New Zealand, in which she led her very own combo band.
Christine’s more recent engagements include being invited to be a judge in Auckland Flute Society Competitions, as well as in the recent Raleigh Area Flute Association Solo Fest. After she moved to the U.S. in 2011, she subbed regularly for Raleigh Flute Choir. She currently subs for North Charleston Pops! Orchestra and is a member of the College of Charleston Flute Ensemble.