“When violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, I thought I died and went to heaven,” wrote the New York Post. Christina’s prizes include the Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, Heida Hermann International, Canadian National Music Festival, Queens Concerto Competition, and the Balsam Duo Competition.
Christina has performed as soloist with the Metro Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Symphony, Manhattan School of Music Orchestra, Prince Edward Island Symphony, Banff Orchestra, Shattered Glass and the Hemenway Strings. Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Harvard Club of New York, Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society, the Chromatic Club of Boston, and the Indian River Festival in PEI.
Christina graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a Professional Studies (2013), studying with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim on a full-scholarship and is now serving as concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, New York. Christina is from Charlottetown, P.E.I and is currently based in New York City.
1900 Stefano Scarampella violin
This violin was made by Stefano Scarampella, a luthier based in Mantua, Italy, who was one of the more important makers of the late 19th and early 20th century. The instrument was made at the zenith of Scarampella’s career and is in excellent condition. It boasts a rich sound quality and in recent years has been loaned for numerous performance concerts and quartet and orchestral work.
- Purchased by the Canada Council for the Arts (with funds from the Edith Davis Webb endowment)
- Acquired: 2012
- Value: $180,000.