Christine Coyle

Cello

Year you joined the ECSO: 2001

Today Christine is a long tenured member of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She performed with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic for 25 years. She has participated in numerous productions at the Goodspeed Opera House. She is a founding member of the Amaryllis Ensemble and has recorded as a member of the New York City based Ambrosia Trio. She currently is on the Faculty at Connecticut College.

Hidden talent(s):None, Whatever I have got is out there!

Favorite musical memory:My first time playing on the stage at Carnegie Hall in NYC, it was magical.

Favorite Motto or Quote:The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides.

Favorite Composer:Too many but I do not like Walton or Bruckner.

What/Who inspired you to take up your instrument:When I was young, you were asked in second grade, what instrument do you want to play? Everyone had to pick something. I picked the flute and my mother picked the cello. So I learned the cello. Fell in love with it instantly.