Christine Azzoni Dow, Pianist, Organist

Biography

American Pianist and organist Christine Azzoni Dow was born in Los Angeles California. Performing from a young age in both the United States and Europe she enjoys sharing her love of music in programs that include standard repertoire as well as neglected masterpieces. Ms. Dow began the study of piano and organ with her mother Carmelita D’Addio Azzoni, a superb musician. Winner of a Music Scholarship, she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and her Master of Arts in Performance Degree from CSUN. Ms Dow has studied with such renowned teachers as Carol Rosenberger, Jakob Gimpel, Daniel Pollack, and Nina Scolnik. She was awarded Scholarships by the Etude Music Club, the Ebell Club, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Ms. Dow has performed as soloist in recitals at the Old First Church of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Biola University, Lagerstrom Chamber Concerts at Dabney Lounge, Cal Tech, Irvine Valley College, Athenaeum Music and Library Mini Concerts in La Jolla and as guest artist with the American Youth Symphony under the direction of Mehli Mehta. She has given recitals in New York’s Trinity Church Concert Series, Donnell Library Series, American Landmark Festivals, Merkin Hall, and Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. 

European solo appearances include piano and organ recitals at Salle Gaveau, The American Church in Paris, Princess Grace Theatre in Monaco (recorded and broadcast on Radio France), Villa Medicea del Poggio Imperiale in Florence and the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum Concert Series in Budapest.

A chamber musician as well, Ms. Dow regularly collaborates with her sister, Sandra Azzoni Wood, violinist in presenting recitals as the Azzoni Duo. Recent performances on the West Coast include the Newport and Nixon Library Series, Classical Music Encounters of Orange County and an organ and violin recitals in “Music for Sacred Space” at Pasadena Presbyterian Church and Orange County Branch of American Guild of Organists at First Baptist Church in Santa Ana and Atelier Series in Paris France. 

Guest Artist with Orchestra

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Performance with Mehli Mehta and the American Youth Symphony

Hollywood-Wilshire Symphony
Los Angeles, California

La Mirada Symphony
La Mirada, California

West Valley Symphony
Van Nuys, California

American Youth Symphony
Westwood, California

Palisades Symphony
Pacific Palisades, California

Camarillo Symphony
Camarillo, California

Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra
Mission Viejo, California

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An Enchanted Evening of Music from Baroque to Gershwin
A Spring Concert Benefiting the Alexander Yosman Memorial Fund
Supporting Cancer Research at Hoag Cancer Center and
estoration of the Historic Mission San Luis Rey

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Solo Recitals - Piano

Christine Azzoni Dow, Pianist

Atelier Series at The American Church
Paris, France

Donnell Library Center Series
New York

Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts
Chicago, Illinois (Broadcast live)

Trinity Church, Noonday Concert Series
New York

Associazione Musicale Fiorentina “Muzio Clementi”
Florence, Italy

Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, Princess Grace Theatre
Monaco (Broadcast on French Radio)

Noveaux Artistes d’Aujourd’hui: Gala at Salle Gaveau
Paris, France

San Francisco City College Concert/Lecture Series
California

Old First Church Candlelight Series
San Francisco, California

Steinway Hall Piano Series
Los Angeles, California 

Music Teacher’s Association of California
Mission Viejo, California

Music At Noon, Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California 

Biola University
La Mirada, California 

Nixon Library Family Concert Series
Yorba Linda, California 

Piano Recital on the Atelier Series at The American Church
Paris, France

Piano Recital in The Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum
Budapest, Hungary

Lagerstrom Chamber Concerts at Dabney Lounge, Cal Tech
Pasadena, California 

Christine at the American Church in Paris.

Christine at the American Church in Paris.

Organ, Organ/Violin Recitals

Atelier Series at The American Church
Paris, France

San Francisco Solan Catholic Church
Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center Main Stage
Irvine, California

Music in Sacred Space
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California

Recital for American Guild of Organist’s Orange County Chapter
First Baptist Church
Santa Ana, California

Friday Frenzy Concerts Series at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California

Irvine Valley College Keyboard Faculty Concert
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California

Violin and Piano Duo Recitals

Azzoni Duo: Sandra Azzoni Wood, Violin and Christine Azzoni Dow, Piano

Atelier Series at The American Church, Paris, France

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Nixon Library Series
Yorba Linda, California

Saddleback College Concert Hour
Mission Viejo, California 

Newport Library Series
Newport Beach, California 

San Buenaventura City Hall Concert Series Ventura, California 

Natural History Museum Concerts
Los Angeles, California 

Heritage Square Museum Concerts
Santa Monica, California

Saddleback College Faculty Concert
Mission Viejo, California 

Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California 

Leisure World, Leisure World
California

Christine Azzoni Dow & Sandra Azzoni Wood

Christine Azzoni Dow & Sandra Azzoni Wood

Los Angeles City College
California 

Classical Music Encounters Series at Orchepia Music Education
Irvine, California