Dr. Christina Adams is Instructor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music at the University of South Florida, and also serves as the Assistant Director of Strings and Chamber Music at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival. She holds degrees from the University of South Florida, Boston University, and a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan.
Dr. 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 has previously held positions with both the Ann Arbor and Jackson Symphony Orchestras, and her performances have been heard on radio stations throughout the U.S., including several appearances on Florida Classical WSMR.
One of Dr. Adams’s main areas of focus is making classical music relatable and accessible. She previously served as the artistic director of “If Music Be the Food…Lansing,” a concert series that directly benefits the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Additionally, she was a member of Chamber Music Michigan, an initiative that focuses on outreach concerts within the Ann Arbor community. Currently, she is a member of the Musicista Collective, a community concert series in the Tampa area spearheaded by violinist Sungho Jung.
Dr. Adams is an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary classical music and 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. She is the violinist/violist of the Four Corners Ensemble, a new music group that focuses on the universal nature of music and cultivates pieces from diverse backgrounds. As Managing Director and resident artist at 4CE’s “Operation Opera,” Dr. Adams participates in premiers of contemporary operas and other works each summer. She can be heard on Navona Records with the Four Corners Ensemble on their album, “World Map.” This will be her first summer at the Montecito International Music Festival.