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Canadian horn player Christine Beattie is an active freelance performer and teacher based in Ottawa, ON.  Consistently commended for her rich, warm sound and innate musicality, Christine is a multi-faceted performer, equally at home on stage solo, in a chamber ensemble, or in an orchestra.  She is passionate about the art of performance and connecting with her audience through both conventional and creative means, and endeavors to be a crusader for female performers and composers. 

 

Christine is currently pursuing her M.Mus (Performance) at the University of Ottawa, studying with Lawrence Vine. She completed her B.Mus (Performance) at the University of Victoria in 2019, under the tutelage of Kurt Kellan.  She has had the privilege of attending renowned training institutes including Le Domaine Forget and Le Centre d’Arts Orford, where she has worked with such hornists as Gail Williams and Radovan Vlatkovich, and conductors including Kent Nagano and Alain Trudel.  As a youth, Christine began her formal music training as a student in the Academy program at the Mount Royal College Conservatory (Calgary, AB), and studied privately with Heather Wootton.  She has competed extensively in the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, and was featured as a soloist in the festival's Showcase Concert in both 2007 and 2013.  

Christine is a strong advocate for musicians’ mental wellness and has a keen interest in performance psychology. Having completed a three-year apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a Registered Clinical Counselor, she is now an instructor for the Spirit First Workshops, a series of ground-breaking self-development workshops which empower participants to set a trajectory for positive long-term stability and success in their personal and professional endeavours. She combines her performance background with her coaching skills to guide performing artists to develop healthy, sustainable habits for a fulfilling career on and off stage.

Multi-talented and highly driven to excellence, Christine is also an accomplished horse trainer and carriage driver.  She participates in a wide variety of equine activities with her Belgian draft horse, Tony.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and playing with her goats.

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