Born in January of 1962 in Frankfurt, Germany, Christine was raised in Colorado, where her love for the piano began early at age three. Playing by ear eventually led to piano lessons, talent competitions and community recitals. Even then, the piano was a constant companion and intensely gratifying. Playing primarily classical music, Christine was also drawn to other styles of music and spent her school years accompanying various vocal and musical groups.
She also enjoyed creating her own arrangements of popular songs.
Christine earned a business degree from the University of Colorado. "I wanted the piano to remain an enjoyable hobby, and feared being pressured into making a career out of it." In 1990, the untimely passing of her mother prompted Christine to immerse herself into her music. Her very ill mother requested a cassette tape of her piano music as a birthday gift, reminiscent of earlier years. She passed away only weeks later.
The devastating loss to Christine forced the realization that life can be short, therefore we must spend our time with people we love, and live life doing things we love. "The tape I made for my mom became my first demo, so actually my gift to her was also her gift to me."
Christine rediscovered her lifelong passion and began composing, releasing her emotions through her music. In 1991, she debuted on her first CD, "Piano Portraits", a compilation of various pianists, with Sugo Records. Its success prompted a second CD, "Summer Stories," and these collections are also played on several Muzak music channels. Christine's music has affected listeners who have followed her over the years. She has received numerous comments and letters from people who have expressed their gratitude for evoking heartfelt emotions and providing a sense of tranquility to their daily lives. This has given her tremendous satisfaction, knowing others are touched through her music.
Christine now resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two sons.