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and striking expression”

Weser Kurier Bremen

Iris Trio

Zoë Martin-Doike, Christine Carter, Anna Petrova

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Performance Psychology

Learn how musicians can be more effective on stage and in the practice room.

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Dr. Christine Carter is the Associate Professor of Single Reeds at Memorial University

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Canadian clarinetist, Christine Carter, has performed at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. She is the clarinetist of the critically acclaimed Iris Trio and the inter-arts ensemble, Dark by Five, and frequently collaborates with Duo Concertante.

Christine is also passionate about helping musicians become more effective on stage and in the practice room. Her performance psychology research has led to article commissions from a variety of publications and invitations to give workshops at dozens of institutions around the world.

The Blue Chapter - cover

new album out 5 April, 2024

Iris Trio
Project Earth – The Blue Chapter

The idea for Project Earth began on a train in Germany in 2018. We were on our way to the Sendesaal Bremen to record the Iris Trio’s first album, Homage and Inspiration, and Florian Hoefner, Christine’s partner, was along for the ride with their one-year-old son Max. We were brainstorming next projects for the trio, and the three of us unanimously turned to Florian, wondering if he might consider writing for the ensemble. Fortunately for us, he agreed right away. We were thrilled at the prospect of stepping outside our classical realm and playing music inspired by Florian’s jazz language.

Recent News and Updates

Christine Carter — with Opera on the Avalon

Three Decembers

Opera on the Avalon is delighted to present Three Decembers, a chamber opera in two acts, composed by Jake Heggie, with a libretto by Gene Scheer. Based on the unpublished play Some Christmas Letters by Terrence McNally, Three Decembers is set during the month of December in three years – 1986, 1996, 2006

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Next Live Dates

Jun 2024
Portugal Cove, NL
The Boreal Poetry Garden

The Boreal Poetry Garden

Performance with Florian Hoefner and Marlene Creates
Aug 2024
Woody Point, NL

Looking Glass Ensemble

Featured Artist, Writers at Woody Point Festival 2024
Sep 2024
Halifax, NS

Looking Glass Ensemble

Everything is Green
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Vivian Fung, Arvo Pärt, and Randall Woolf with cellist Vernon Regehr, pianist Gregory Oh, and dance artist Shannon Litzenberger

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