Winner of the BBC Young Artists’ Forum Audition, Christina Mok had her training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After spending several years playing in many of the major British orchestras, she moved to California in 2000 and joined the San Jose Symphony, as Associate Concertmaster. Christina has 20 years of experience in orchestral leadership. Since 2001, she has been the concertmaster of the Stockton Symphony, and she’s been the concertmaster of the Monterey Symphony since 2010. Apart from her orchestral work, she has been active as a chamber musician and a soloist. She has appeared as a soloist with the Russian Federal Symphony Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic and the Seoul Symphony Orchestra, to name a few, and her recitals have been broadcast on the BBC and RTHK. For her solo appearance with the Symphony Silicon Valley, the San Jose Mercury declared, “She was a spellbinder as she dug in and let it fly…There was no need to long for Itzhak Perlman or Gil Shaham.” She currently curates and leads a chamber series called the Monterey Symphony Chamber Players. Christina is passionate about nurturing the next generation into the world of classical music. She is the creator of the musical presentation, “Christina’s Travel Stories I & II,” which she brings to her local elementary schools.
Christina Mok, violin