Christine Draeger : Associate Artist
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Christine Draeger studied with Zdenek Bruderhans at Adelaide University, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours).
She was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 1981-86, and has also worked with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as guest artist with Synergy, The Song Company, Perehelion, Sydney Bach Orchestra and Bourkaki Ensemble.
In 1992 she founded Tucana Flute Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to creating new works for flutes.
A specialist in contemporary techniques, Draeger was a member of Australia's leading contemporary music ensemble, Sonic Art Ensemble (formerly The Seymour Group) from 1982-2007. She has run workshops and masterclasses in contemporary techniques for ANU School of Music, Tasmanian Conservatorium and Sydney Conservatorium.
As a composer Draeger is mostly self-taught and identifies with the composer/performer tradition. She has written works for solo flute, flute quartet and theatre pieces. In 1999 she won first prize in the Australian Flute Composition Competition for Melusina's Dream. She has also written and edited music for fluteworthy, a specialist flute music publisher.
Christine Draeger — current to June 2012