Christina Mok, violin
Acclaimed for her superlative technique and enormous artistry, Christina Mok is a versatile violinist who excels in all periods of the classical music tradition. She is intimate with a wide-ranging repertoire, equally at home with the works of Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, and the 20th century masters. After being awarded a full scholarship, she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Yfrah Neaman. While at the Guildhall, she was honored with a British Council Fellowship. 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. Ms. Mok has given solo and chamber recitals in Japan, England, Norway, the U.S. and Korea, performed for the BBC and the Korean Broadcasting Service and was featured in prestigious festivals such as the Evian Festival in France and the Proms in London. She appeared as a soloist with the Russian Federal Symphony Orchestra at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow during the city's 850th anniversary celebration. Ms Mok has also performed as a soloist with the Janacek Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, the Stockton Symphony, the Pacific Chamber Symphony and the Symphony Silicon Valley in California, and the Suwon Philharmonic and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra in Korea, among others. San Francisco Classical Voice claimed, "There's integrity in her playing, of a most admirable sort," and described her playing," The performance was a perpetual-motion display, throwing sparks all over... with ease and virtuoso aplomb."
She is an avid chamber musician and a founding member of the Laurel Ensemble. Ms Mok is currently the Concertmaster of the Stockton Symphony and the Associate Concertmaster of the Symphony Silicon Valley. She is an active guest concertmaster and has led numerous orchestras in California.