Christine Baker

As well as being a member of WOOF! Christine also teaches at various high schools around Melbourne and is a member of the Renaissance wind and percussion ensemble.

Christine graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1992 and as a recipient of the Willem van Otterloo Scholarship began three years of study at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam. During this time she performed with various orchestras and ensembles in Holland including The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

After her return in 1996 Christine began freelance work including orchestras, contemporary chamber ensembles, musicals, opera and theatre. As well as being a member of WOOF! Christine also teaches at various high schools around Melbourne and is a member of the Renaissance wind and percussion ensemble La Compañía, who in 1998 recorded some music for the film Elizabeth and also released a CD of their own in June this year entitled Music of the Spanish Renaissance, also for Move.

Performing as Woof!

Woof! is a Melboune-based percussion ensemble and has been broadcast both on 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM. It has premiered a number of Australian works and its membership is drawn from all over Australia.

Tuneful Percussion

Performer

One of International Record Review's "Best Discs of 2000". Nominated for Best Classical CD at the 2001 Aria Awards. This album was performed on authentic instruments including Grainger's own staff bells and steel marimba. Many previously unrecorded works are included.


Performing as La Compañia

La Compañia, established in 1997, is dedicated to the music of the 16th century with a primary focus on loud winds and percussion, improvisation being a key element of the group's performance.

Music of the Spanish Renaissance

Performer: Long drum, Darabuka, Tambourine

If you liked the period music used in the multi award-winning film ELIZABETH then you've already heard La Compañia perform ... but don't try to find them on the actual soundtrack album because you'll only find them here on this CD!