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. 

Concert Schedule
2017 - 2018

October 7, 2017 Saturday 7pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano soloist
Southern California Philharmonic, Branden Muresan, conductor
Corona Del Mar High School
2101 Eastbluff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
http://www.socalphil.org/index.htm

February 25, 2018 Sunday 4pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano/organ Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College Main Stage
Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College

June 3, 2018 Sunday 2pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Library

June 17, 2018 Sunday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, Piano Recital
L’Accueil Musical
l’Eglise Saint-Merry
Paris, France
L'Accueil Musical de Saint-Merry

Concert Schedule
2016 - 2017

October 8, 2016 Saturday 2:00pm     
Christine Azzoni Dow, organ
Benefit Concert for:
Mission Basilica Choir           
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano

March 5, 2017 Sunday 2:00pm
Sandra Azzoni Wood, violin
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Library

March 19, 2017 Sunday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano/organ
Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College PAC 144
Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College

August 2, 2017 Wednesday 12:10pm
Sandra Azzoni Wood, violin
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Concert Schedule
2015 - 2016

April 17, 2016 Sunday 4:00pm
14TH Annual Piano Feast Concert
featuring Irvine Valley College
Faculty and guests
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Irvine Valley College

April 24, Sunday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano/organ
Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College PAC 144
Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College Christine Azzoni Dow

June 5, 2016 Sunday 2:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Sandra Azzoni Wood, violin
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
The RICHARD NIXON FOUNDATION

June 8, 2016 Wednesday 12:10pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Music At Noon
Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Concert Schedule
2014 - 2015

April 25, 2015 Saturday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College PAC 144
Irvine, CA
Irvine Valley College 

June 7, 2015 Sunday 2:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Library

June 10, 2015 Wednesday 12:10pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, piano
Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
 Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Concert Schedule
2013 - 2014

November 8, 2013 Friday 12:30pm
Organ Recital
St. Andrews
Second Friday
Frenzy Organ Recital Series
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California
St Andrews Church

December 15, 2013 Sunday 4:00pm
14TH Annual Piano Feast Concert
featuring Irvine Valley College Faculty
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Irvine Valley Performing Arts Center


February 22, 2014 Saturday 7:30pm
Christine Azzoni Dow
organ, piano Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, CA
I
rvine Valley Performing Arts Center

February 26, 2014 6:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, organ and Matthew Gray, baritone
Private concert for:
The Mission Preservation Society
Serra Chapel
Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA
Mission San Juan Capistrano

June 11, 2014 Wednesday 12:10pm
Azzoni Duo Recital Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Presbyterian Church - Music at Noon

August 10, 2014 Sunday 2:30pm
Azzoni Duo recital Second Sunday Concerts
Donald R Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library
Pasadena, California

August 24, 2014 Sunday 2:00pm
Azzoni Duo Recital Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Concert Schedule
2012 - 2013

Sunday October 21, 2012 7:00pm
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
Organ Dedication Concert
MAESTRO HECTOR OLIVERA, ORGANIST
MISSION BASILICA MIXED ENSEMBLE
MATTHEW GRAY, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
CHRISTINE AZZONI DOW, PRINCIPAL BASILICA ORGANIST
Mission Basilica

Saturday December 22, 2012 2:00pm
Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
The Messiah Christmas
MISSION BASILICA MIXED ENSEMBLE
MATTHEW GRAY, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
CHRISTINE AZZONI DOW, PRINCIPAL BASILICA ORGANIST
Mission Basilica

February 24, 2013 Sunday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, organ, piano and harpsichord
Faculty Recital
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Irvine Valley College

May 19, 2013 Sunday 4:00pm
13th. Annual Piano Feast Concert
Featuring Irvine Valley College Faculty
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Irvine Valley College

June 2, 2013 Sunday 2:00pm
Piano Recital
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Library

June 12, 2013 Wednesday 12:10pm
Piano Recital
Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

June 23, 2013 Sunday 4:00pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, Piano Recital
L’Accueil Musical
l’Eglise Saint Merry
Paris, France
AccueilMusica

November 8, 2013 Friday 12:30pm
Organ Recital Second Friday Frenzy Organ Recital Series at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California
Second Friday Frenzy Organ Recital Series
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Schedule 2011 - 2012

September 25, 2011 Sunday 2:00pm
Azzoni Duo
Piano and Violin Recital
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California
Nixon Library


San Juan Capistrano, CA
Azzoni Duo recital in Private Home
Sunday October 9, 2011 4:00pm

Sunday February 19, 2012 4:00pm
Azzoni Duo Violin and Organ at Music at Four Saint Gregory’s Episcopal Church
Long Beach, CA
St Gregorys Church

Concert Schedule 2010 - 2011

October 3, 2010 Sunday 4:00pm
November 7, 2010 Sunday 2:00pm
Azzoni Dou, Piano and Violin Recital
Family Concert Series at Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, California

Nixon LibraryNovember 14, 2010 Sunday 2:30pm
Azzoni Duo Piano and Violin Recital Second Sunday Concerts
Donald R Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library
Pasadena, California

April 16, 2011 Saturday 7:30pm
Piano Feast Concert
Featuring Irvine Valley College FacultyIrvine Valley College
Irvine, California

June 10, 2011 Friday 12:30pm
Christine Azzoni Dow, Organ Recital
Noon Concerts Series at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

June 29, 2011 Wednesday 12:10 pm
Azzoni Duo Recital
Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

July 13, 2011 Wednesday 12:10 pm
Piano Recital
Music At Noon Pasadena Presbyterian Church
Pasadena, California
Pasadena Presbyterian Church


 

 

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