Christine Donkin

Christine Donkin composes award-winning, critically acclaimed music that appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described as “stunning” (, "highly imaginative" (American Record Guide), and having “enormous impact” (The Washington Post), her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the North American continent and beyond.

Christine composes music for musicians of all kinds. High calibre concerts at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Moscow Conservatory are interspersed among frequent performances featuring young soloists, community orchestras, and church choirs. The Toronto Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thirteen Strings, Elektra Women’s Choir, DaCapo Chamber Choir, and the Canadian Guitar Quartet are just a few of the ensembles that have performed her music in Canada.

Christine is an active music educator. She teaches composition and theory at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Amati String Studio. Her Composition Clubs (i.e. group composition classes) are structured on aspects of the career of a professional composer in 2019, with a focus on composing group projects which are premiered by music students and ensembles across Canada. Christine's work is familiar to many private music students and their teachers, as over 100 of her pedagogical compositions, arrangements, and figured bass realizations appear in The Royal Conservatory of Music graded repertoire and studies books.

Victoria, BC
Language(s): English
Grade levels that programming is provided for: Junior (4 - 6), Intermediate (7 - 8), Secondary

Facilitates Group Lessons

Offers private lessons

Offers services to schools

  • Community Engaged Arts
  • Education
  • Music
  • Residency
  • In-School Workshops

Profile last updated: May 14 2019