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MICHAEL CHRISTIE

Michael Christie serves as the Virginia G. Piper Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony. He is also Music Director of the Colorado Music Festival and Music Director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. With his orchestras, he has undertaken interdisciplinary collaborations with visual artists, dance companies, and theater groups, as well as emphasizing his interest both in contemporary music and in early music informed by historic performance practice. In the opera pit, he has conducted productions with the Zurich Opera, the Finnish National Opera, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and with the Queensland Opera, making his American début conducting staged opera with a new production of Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles at the Opera Theater of St. Louis.  Michael Christie came to international attention when he was awarded a special prize for Outstanding Potential at the Sibelius Conductor's Competition in Helsinki. Following the competition, he became an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and subsequently both in Chicago and at the Berlin State Opera.

DECEMBER 2008

Role: Conductor 
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