A native of Calgary, Christie Reside began her career in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as second flute at the age of 19. She received her formal training with Timothy Hutchins at McGill University in Montreal, and continued her training at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Ms. Reside has been invited to participate in several festivals around the world, including the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, the Bellingham Music Festival, and the Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music. She has collaborated with artists such as Rudolf Jansen, Jonathan Crow, Yegor Dyachkov, and Matt Haimovitz. She frequently performs as a soloist and has appeared with most major Canadian symphony orchestras.
Ms. Reside is currently the Principal Flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2004, and is a proud member of the Vancouver-based Standing Wave Ensemble, which recently won Ensemble of the Year at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards. She has previously held the position of Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony and has also performed as Principal Flute with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. She teaches at the University of British Columbia, as well as at the Vancouver Academy of Music.