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Christina Mok, Concertmaster

Christina Mok, Concertmaster

An active performer, violinist Christina Mok has become a familiar figure in the classical music scene in Northern California. She devotes herself equally to solo performance, chamber recitals, and orchestral leading. She appeared as a soloist with the Russian Federal Symphony Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, Symphony Silicon Valley, the Stockton Symphony, the Suwon Philharmonic and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, among others.

The San Jose Mercury said of a recent concerto performance, “She was a spellbinder as she dug in and let it fly…There was no need to long for Itzhak Perlman or Gil Shaham.” As a chamber recitalist, she was a founding member of the Laurel Ensemble, which played recently at the Musicarama festival in Hong Kong. She frequently gives duo recitals with pianist Miles Graber.

She has played recitals in Korea, Japan, England, Norway, Hong Kong, and the United States. Her recitals have been broadcast on the BBC and RTHK, Radio Television Hong Kong. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Stockton Symphony and the Monterey Symphony and the Associate Concertmaster of Symphony Silicon Valley.

She continues to appear as guest concertmaster in many of the orchestras of Northern California. She is the winner of numerous competitions including the BBC Young Artists’ Forum Audition, the Sutton Chamber Music Competition, the Warshaw Violin Competition, the Korean Music Association Scholarship, and was named Young Promising Performer of the Year by the Seoul Arts Center in 1997. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with the full scholarship and was also honored with a British Council Fellowship. Her principal teachers include Soon-Chung Suh, Yfrah Neaman, Rodney Friend and David Abel.

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