Christine Gevert holds a master’s degree in organ and early music performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany. Of Chilean and German nationalities, she had previously earned a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the Conservatorio Nacional de Chile. She also studied choral and orchestral conducting in Berlin, Germany and harpsichord in London.
She has taught at the Berlin Church Music School, the Universidad de Chile, and at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile. She has played solo recitals as organist and harpsichordist all over Germany and performed with and conducted ensembles and orchestras like the Berliner Bachsolisten, the Berliner Bachorchester, Leipziger Bachchor, La Giola, L’Arpa Festante, Musica Poetica, Chursaechsische Capelle, Estudio MusicAntigua, and Ars Antiqua Lipsiensis. In Chile, she performed with Collegium Josquin, Capella Antiqua, Pentagrama, Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, and Orquesta de Cámara Universidad Católica. Her most recent performance was an organ solo recital at the closing concert of the Sacred Music Festival of the Universidad Católica de Chile in April 2015. In 2005 she conducted the Orchestre du Chambre Français. She has recorded for Carpe Diem records, Berlin, and can be heard on the early German Baroque CDs “Dulcis Memoriae” and “Ordinaire de la Chambre du Roi.” She has led master classes in Germany and Chile and the U.S., and has appeared on the East Coast at the Metropolitan Museum, the Music Mountain Festival, the Berkshire Choral Festival and the Amherst Early Music Festival, as well as the Washington DC and the Boston Early Music Festivals among other venues. Since organizing a yearlong tribute to legendary harpsichordist Wanda Landowska in 2009, Christine has been invited to play solo recitals at the Narol Early Music Festival in Poland and the Landowska Auditorium at Saint-Leu-la-Fôret, France. Founder and artistic director of Crescendo, Christine, has directed Crescendo Chorus and Period Instrument Orchestra in several Baroque east coast and U.S. premieres. In 2014 Crescendo was awarded the Chorus America/ASCAP/Alice Parker award. She works with and leads a variety of ensembles in New England and is currently Music Director at Trinity Church in Lime Rock, CT.
The online magazine for female organists, musforum.org, created and edited by Gail Archer, featured an article written at their request by our own Christine Gevert about her life as a musician. Crescendo figures prominently in it.