After initial studies in composition at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts, Christine moved to the UK in 1997 to study with James MacMillan at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and later completed a PhD in composition at the University of Edinburgh.
Composition prizes and awards include the The Dorian Le Galienne Composition Award, The Lyrebird Music Society A.N.A. Prize for Composition, a Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Fellowship (VCA), a student bursary from the Centre Acanthes (France) and a Bundanon Artists Trust Residency.
Christine’s work covers a range of styles from chamber music to electroacoustic composition and video. Her compositions have been performed by leading ensembles and soloists, both in Australia and Internationally, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, soloists from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Piano Trio, Topology Ensemble and the Australia Ensemble.
Recent commissions include: a new works for Artisan Trio, (Three Kinds of Silence) premiered in Edinburgh in 2013, A Lexicon of Dreams for the Australian Chamber Choir, which was performed throughout Europe during the choir’s 2013 European tour and recorded and broadcast by ABC Classic FM in December 2014, and To the wider ocean, an ambitious new work for vocalist, piano trio and video, premiered at the 2015 Sonic Fusion Festival in Salford, UK.
New projects for 2016 include a collaboration with Black Hole Theatre, The Book of Revelations, a planned CD recording of chamber works for release in late 2016 and a private commission to compose a song cycle for voice and piano.