Christina Leonard

Chamber Orchestra

Christina Leonard

Chamber Orchestra

Christina Leonard

Chamber Orchestra

Christina Leonard is one of Australia’s leading Saxophonists performing both nationally and Internationally.She has appeared as a soloist withthe Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s and a featured artist with both the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera Ballet Orchestra. She has performed for many years with both orchestras and has performed orchestrally in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Malaysia, in Singapore with the Australian World Orchestra and in Hobart as a soloist with the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra. Christina has also performed with the ACO, the Song Company, Match Percussion, Synergy, and the Sonic Art Ensemble and will be touring with SSO to Europe at the end of the year.Christina is artistic director of the Australian World Orchestra’s Chamber Music Festival in the Southern Highlands. She has made many recordings and live broadcasts for ABC Classic FM and Fine Music FM.Christina has premiered many newly commissioned pieces in a variety of contexts, including at the Utzon Room Chamber music series at the Opera House, the Canberra International Music Festival and next year at the Four Winds Festival.Christina was awarded a Queens Trust Scholarship to complete a postgraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Christina completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has been lecturing Saxophone, examining and facilitating workshops and classes there since 1996. Christina was the first Saxophonist to be invited to direct an Australian Voices Program at ANAM.Christina’s is also a Senior examiner for the AMEB and her transcriptions of Baroque music for Saxophone and keyboard, are included on the current AMEB and ABRSM, (London) Syllabi.Christina continues to champion opportunities for classical Saxophone commissions and performances and is the first Australian to be endorsed as an International Artist with Japanese instrument maker Yanagisawa.

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