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 is a certified Yoga instructor with a background in anatomy. She utilizes her training to assist and encourage her students in developing a healthy physical approach to playing their instruments. Christine is also a certified JourneyDance Guide as well as a licensed Zumba instructor. She finds great freedom of expression in music not only as a professional performing musician, but also through the art of free movement and dance.
Ms. Orio has taught violin and viola privately for over 30 years. 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 more deeply through the adventure of music.