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Dr. Christina Adams appears frequently as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. She has collaborated with leading artists from around the country, including New York Philharmonic principals Frank Huang, Michelle Kim, Cynthia Phelps, and Carter Brey, and has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Festival appearances include the Killington Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Strings and Chamber Music at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, and holds the Froehlich Family Violin Chair in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S., including several appearances on WUSF 89.7.
Dr. Adams is an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary classical music, and a member of the Four Corners Ensemble (https://www.fourcornersensemble.org), a new music group that focuses on the universal nature of music and cultivates pieces from diverse backgrounds. She has worked closely with composers Augusta Read Thomas, David Del Tredici, Salvatore Sciarrino, Michael Timpson, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and has premiered and recorded pieces for Taiwanese composer Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee.
One of Dr. Adams’s main areas of focus is making classical music relatable and accessible. She is currently the artistic director of "If Music Be the Food...Lansing," a concert series that directly benefits the Greater Lansing Food Bank (www.ifmusicbethefood.com). Dr. Adams was previously a member of Chamber Music Michigan, an initiative that focuses on outreach concerts within the Ann Arbor community. She is also a dedicated teacher with a current private studio of violinists and violists, and was previously on faculty at the Patel Conservatory and Nature Coast Strings.
Dr. Adams has studied chamber music with Steven Ansell, Robert Merfeld, Andrew Jennings, and Caroline Coade, and holds degrees from the University of South Florida (Dr. Carolyn Stuart), Boston University (Bayla Keyes), and a DMA from the University of Michigan (Aaron Berofsky). She can be heard on Navona Records with the Four Corners Ensemble on their album, “World Map.”
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