Christine Delphine Hedden creates a sound that draws upon many wells: traditional, classical, and contemporary. As a performer and a composer, she is exploring the fiddle in a variety of contexts: in free jazz and improvisation, in electronic music, in contemporary classical music, and of course, in the great rivers of tradition.
Hailing from the highlands of western Connecticut, Christine grew up playing music with her Dad: what began as "Over the Rainbow" duets has now become their fiddle-guitar duo, Headin' Home. In 2011, Christine set off from her home of New England jam sessions to study fiddle and dance at University of Limerick in Ireland. Seemingly bewitched, she returned to Ireland the following year for Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy in Miltown Malbay and is currently on a grand adventure to return again.
Christine holds an M.M. in Music Composition from University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Viola Performance and a B.A. in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University. Her Teachers include composers Evan Chambers, Kristin Kuster and Nancy Galbraith; violist David Harding; and fiddler Marty Somberg.
Christine loves rosemary sprinkled on her eggs at breakfast. She has an affinity for hedgehogs, sparrows and butterflies.