Christine Azzoni Dow, Pianist, Organist


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. 

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Sample Programs
Sample Solo Recital Program 1

Organ Prelude in G minor.... Bach-Siloti

Sonata in A Major K. 331.... W. A. Mozart
Andante grazioso
ALLA TURCA, Allegretto

Andante Spinato and Grand Polonaise Brilliante.... F. Chopin
Op. 22, in E-Flat Major


Six Pieces On Spanish Folksongs.... E. Granados
No. 1.Anoranza
No. 3 Vascongada
No. 6 Zapatedo

Second Year Of The Pilgrimage- Italy.... F. Liszt
Sonetto 123 del Petrarca

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13

Sample Solo Recital Program 2

Two Sonatas....D. Scarlatti
L. 103 in C Major
L. 3 in C Major

Sonata in B Minor....J. Haydn
Allegro moderato
Finale: Presto

Estampes....C. Debussy
Soiree dans Grenade
Jardin sous la pluie

Berceuse....F. Chopin
Ballade in G minor Op.23, No. 1


Three Preludes....S. Rachmaninoff
Op. 32 No. 5 in G Major
Op. 32 No. 12 in G-sharp minor
Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Rondo on Argentine Children’s Folk Tunes....A. Ginastera
Danzas Argentinas
Danza del viejo boyero
Danza de la moza donosa
Danza del gaucho matrero

 Sample Azzoni Duo Recital Program 

Sonata in B Flat Major.... L. Boccherini
Moderato con espressione
Allegro risoluto

Sonata in No.4, in E Minor K.304.... W.A.Mozart
Tempo di Minuetto
Piano and Violin

Three Preludes.... C. Debussy
La puerta del Vino, Book Two, #3
Voiles, Book One, #2
Feux d’Artifice, Book Two, #12

Preludes for Piano.... George Gershwin
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
Andante con moto e poco rubato
Allegro ben ritmato e deciso


Six Studies in English Folksongs.... R.Vaughan Williams
Violin and Piano

Valses Poeticos.... E.Granados
Vivace molto
1. Melodico 2. Tempo de Vals noble
3. Tempo de Vals lento
4. Allegro humoristico
5. Allegretto (elegante)
6. Quaisi ad libitum (sentimental)
7.Vivo Presto
Andante tempo dil #1 Vals

Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op.53.... F. Chopin

Sonatas.... N. Paganini
No. 1 in A Major
Quasi Allegro
No. 5 in D major
Andante moderato impostatamente
Allegro spiritoso

Csardas.... V. Monti
Violin and Piano