11 Crystal Lake Rd, 16 Elsemere Ave Delmar, NY 12054, Averill Park NY, 12018
Instruments:Viola, Violin

Styles:Classical, Folk – Country – Bluegrass
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:30 years
Rate:$65 / hr

Personal Statement

Christine Orio performs professionally with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra and the Albany Symphony. She has been fortunate to study with esteemed faculty members from some of the best conservatories on the east coast including The Mannes School of Music and The Manhattan School of Music, as well as The Boston Conservatory of Music and Boston University.

Her eclectic career as a a free-lance musician includes performances with popular mainstream and rock musicians as well as fiddlers, Broadway legends and world renown classical artists. Rod Stewart, Mark O’Conner, Joshua Bell, Pavarotti and Yo Yo Ma have been some of her favorite on-stage collaborations.

In addition to a lifetime dedicated to performing and teaching classical music, Christine may occasionally be found on stage playing country fiddle at a contra dance or a bluegrass jam.

Ms. Orio has taught violin and viola privately for 27 years and has a long-standing relationship as a coach with the Empire State Youth and Repertory Orchestras. Her goal as an instructor is to integrate clarity and directness with good humor and warmth. She encourages her students to explore their intellectual and creative minds through the adventure of music.

Christine Orio