Wolfgang Amadeus MozartViolin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218
Chris Jones, violin soloist
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944
(The Great C Major)
Christopher Jones, violin
Christopher Jones, a New Jersey native, holds a B.M. Degree in Violin Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College. While at Ithaca, Christopher was a two-time winner of the Ithaca College Concerto Competition, and also served as concertmaster of the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra. He received his Master of Music Degree from the University of Michigan as a full scholarship student, performing in the university's Graduate String Quartet and serving as concertmaster of the University Philharmonia Orchestra. Additionally, he has spent summers at the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Garth Newel Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center. Christopher's teachers include Aaron Berofsky, Susan Waterbury, and Jonathan Beiler.
Professionally, Christopher is a member of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, Boheme Opera, and the Newtown Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he regularly performs with the Ocean City Pops, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, and Symphony in C. He was formerly a member of the Ann Arbor and Flint Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Binghamton Philharmonic. As a soloist, he took first prize at the 2007 Empire State Competition.
A passionate music educator, Christopher currently serves as an orchestra director in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District and maintains an active private teaching studio in East Windsor, New Jersey. Previous teaching positions include the Lumberton Township School District, the Westminster Conservatory, the New Jersey School of Music, and the Sphinx Organization. He has also participated in Suzuki training at the Ithaca Talent Education Institute.