Christine Zdunkiewicz began playing cello at the age of nine in the Martinsville, Indiana local school summer music program. She continued her studies throughout her college career and has performed in numerous symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles for many years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, and holds an Associates’ Degree in General Music from Sacramento City College. She was employed with the California Department of Transportation as a Transportation Engineer for over 28 years. Locally, Christine has performed with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra (principal cello), Folsom Lake Symphony (associate principal), North State Symphony, Symphony of Northern California, the U.C. Davis Symphony Orchestra, Valley Choral Society (principal) and in various chamber music groups in both Sacramento and Davis. In San Francisco, she was principal cellist of the San Francisco Community Music Center Orchestra (the “Kapp Street Orchestra”) and has performed with the San Francisco Symphonietta, both under the direction of Maestro Urs Steiner. Christine was also principal cellist of the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in Sacramento, under the direction of Allan Pollack. In addition, Christine is the founder and music director of Chamber Players in Davis, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and engagement of the community in all the possibilities that chamber music has to offer.