Christine Kwak

Christine Kwak

Violinist Christine Kwak has been described as “an extraordinary talent who will become one of the best of her generation,” by the late Dorothy DeLay, renowned for producing many of the world’s finest soloists. By the time Christine was 11 years old, she had already made her debut at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall, where her debut with the American Symphony was received with much critical acclaim; “at the tender age of nine, Christine is a complete violinist who would make any violinist envious...” She recorded the complete 24 Caprices by Paganini on a half-size violin at the age of 10, about which Dorothy DeLay has commented, “...one of the most astonishing accomplishments and truly remarkable; one of the best caprices I’ve ever heard.”

Christine has been on the front pages of the New York Times, Daily News, Newsday, and Village Voice, among many others. She has appeared on The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, as well as NBC News and Fox. She also performed for First Lady Hillary Clinton, which was aired on ABC. Over the years, she has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras and in solo recitals in the Metropolitan area and across the country, and continues to do so today.

Christine graduated from Columbia University in May 2007 with an undergraduate diploma in philosophy. She went on to complete her graduate studies at the Juilliard School, where she studied with the late Stephen Clapp and graduated with a Master of Music degree in May 2009. She has also been a pupil of the late Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. Christine taught at Cornell University as a Visiting Lecturer in the music department from 2011 to 2014.

She has performed on the Guarneri del Gesu ex-Kreisler, Guarneri del Gesu ex-Goodman, circa 1735, and Guarneri del Gesu ex-Kurtz, circa 1728. She has also been loaned the Guarneri del Gesu “Duc de Camposelice,” circa 1740, and the Guarneri del Gesu “Pixis,” circa 1729.