Christina started violin at the age of 4 under Sui Yuelong, and later, under Zhang Zhen Shan, Principal second violins of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, Christina won the Third Prize in the violin junior category of the National Violin and Piano Competition in Singapore. In 2007, Christina was accepted into the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, studying violin under the late Distinguished Professor Zvi Zeitlin, who was a student of Louis Persinger, Sacha Jacobsen, and Ivan Galamian. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (with distinction honors) from the Eastman School of Music at the age of 21. She also completed her Graduate Diploma studies with Professor Zuo Jun at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YST) in May 2014.
During her study at Eastman, Christina performed a wide range of chamber and orchestra repertoire.
She has served as Concert mistress and Principal second violins of the Eastman School Orchestras,
Eastman Opera Theater, Eastman Studio Orchestra and contemporary ensembles (OSSIA, Composer’s Sinfonietta). She was also the concert mistress of St. Andrew’s Chamber Orchestra in Rochester NY. She
recorded for Michael Tenzer’s commercial CD release “Let Others Name You” with the OSSIA ensemble
in 2007 in the piece “Resolution (Tabuh Gari)”. In 2009, she won the concerto competition and gave her
solo debut concert with the school orchestra at Eastman Theatre. Her piano quartet has also won the
Chamber Honours auditions at Eastman. She has worked closely with Juliana Athayde, the Ying Quartet,
Neil Varon, and Mark Scatterday.
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