Christina Bouey, Concertmaster

Christina Bouey, Concertmaster

Percy Browning Chair

“Although I have only been with the CCO for a short while, I have already had a couple instances that stood out to me over the past season. One moment was during Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and the other was with the Mendelssohn “Reformation” Symphony No. 5…

The orchestra had this incredible bright energy behind their musicality and you could feel the passion swirling out of each musician. The musicians of the CCO felt the adrenaline and therefore the audience was hitched to every note and you could feel everyone in the hall connecting. This is part of what makes the CCO so special, the fact that everyone is so excited to be there and ready to bring amazing music to life. You don’t find that with all groups.”

Canadian violinist, Christina Bouey (concertmaster, Percy Browning Chair) is hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” and by Opera News, for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.”  The New York Post wrote “When violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven.”  She has won the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition and the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, as well as additional prizes at the Heida Hermann International, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Queens Concerto Competition, and the Balsam Duo Competition.

Bouey has performed as soloist with the Tonkünstler Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Symphony, Manhattan School of Music Orchestra, Prince Edward Island Symphony, Banff Orchestra, Shattered Glass and the Hemenway Strings. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, Esterházy Palace, Yamaha Center Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard Club of New York, the Chromatic Club of Boston, Montreal Chamber Festival and the Indian River Festival.  She has also been featured on WQXR New York.  She has collaborated with artists such as Jeremy Denk, Paul Coletti, Lynn Chang, David Geber, Clive Greensmith, Joji Hattori, Nicholas Mann, Irina Muresanu, and Bright Sheng.

Graduating from Manhattan School of Music (2013) with a Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, Ms. Bouey studied with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim as a full scholarship student.  She earned a Professional Studies Certificate (2012), studying with Laurie Smukler, and in 2011 she received a Master of Music, while studying with Nicholas Mann.  Her Bachelor of Music (Magnum cum laude) is from The Boston Conservatory, where she studied with Irina Muresanu on a full scholarship.

In June 2014, as part of the 150 year celebrations on PEI, Juilliard dancers set a modern dance to her first compositional commission for solo violin, with Bouey performing the violin part. She is the concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and is a founding member of the Ulysses String Quartet.  She plays a 1900 Scarampella violin, on generous loan from the Canada Council Instrument Bank.

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