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 with Lise Daoust, Marina Piccinini, and Patrick Gallois at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Ms. Reside has been an active participant in numerous competitions, winning the National Music Festival of Canada at the age of 14, and placing second at the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition as well as the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition. She 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 frequently performs as a soloist and has appeared with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Reside is currently the Principal Flute of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2004.