Christine Gnigler (1991) is a recorder player and baroque bassoonist based in Vienna. She studied recorder with Thomas List and historical bassoon instruments with Jennifer Harris. In addition to early baroque, high baroque and classical music, her musical metier extends to contemporary and improvised music. She currently performs with the VIVID Consort, Ensemble Pneuma, and the improv duo Vulgo*. She can be heard regularly as a bassoonist in various classical or baroque opera and concert productions at home and abroad.
Concert activities have taken her to Japan, Taiwan, Iran, Europe and South Africa. She performed at festivals such as "Zoomfestival Wien", "Wien Modern", "Transformator" at Porgy&Bess, "Utrecht Early Music Festival", "Bach- Festival Luzern", "Istanbul Music Festival" or "Heidelberger Frühling". In 2016 she founded the Open Stage for Early Music Vienna, a platform for contemporary early music and its interpreters. Her latest composition Close enough to exist apart can be heard on the CD Fraufeld Vol.1, released on the label Freifeld. She is also a scholarship holder of "The New Austrian Sound of Music" program.