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Christine Frank

First Violin
Christine Frank

Christine Frank is a member of the first violin section of Pacific Symphony. She is also a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and was previously the assistant concertmaster of the Opera Pacific Orchestra. In addition to her work on stage, Frank has taught in the Symphony's education programs, and has served on the Orchestra Committee and as a musician representative to the Symphony's Board of Directors.

Frank began her career in the chamber music field. With the Anacapa String Quartet, she performed across the United States and was a prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She premiered and recorded many contemporary chamber music works as a member of Southwest Chamber Music, including the group's Grammy Award-winning CD of Carlos Chavez's chamber music.

She is also a teacher, with a violin studio at Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, as well as a small class of young violin students.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was the valedictorian, and a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. Her violin teachers included Linda Cerone, David Updegraff and Syoko Aki, and she studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Colorado and Cavani String Quartets.