Christina McGann has been a featured performer at the Kennedy Center, the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, New York City’s Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, and Bargemusic, and at various venues throughout the US, Korea, El Salvador, and Europe. She has also performed concertos with orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Richardson Symphony, Musica Bella Orchestra in New York, the Moldovan Chamber Orchestra, the National Chamber Orchestra in Washington D.C., Ohio University New Music Ensemble, and the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony in Russia.
Christina has had great success at national and international competitions, winning top prizes at the National Symphony Young Soloist Competition, the Lennox Competition, the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition with Trio Artica, and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, junior division. She was also awarded prizes at the Johansen International Competition and at Chamber Music Yellow Springs with the iO Quartet.
Christina holds both BM and MM in violin performance from The Juilliard School where she was accepted with Presidential Distinction. Her principal teachers include Ronald Copes, Victor Danchenko, Robert Mann, and Donald Weilerstein. Christina will complete her doctoral degree at SUNY Stony Brook in May this year, where she studied with Soovin Kim, Philip Setzer, and Hagai Shaham.
Also an avid educator, Christina began her teaching career in New York City as a Juilliard Morse Fellow – a program that brings Juilliard students extensively trained as artist-educators into public school classrooms on a weekly basis throughout the school year. In addition to private teaching experience, Christina taught as part of Juilliard’s Instrumental Music Program, has been on faculty at Brooklyn College Preparatory, coached chamber music as a graduate assistant at SUNY-Purchase, received her Suzuki pedagogy training through all books at New York City’s School for Strings, and has served as Artist in Residence at Ohio University School of Music.
Christina is also a sought after orchestral musician and has been guest concertmaster of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Post Classical Ensemble (Washington D.C.), Cape Cod Symphony and Gateway Chamber Orchestra (Nashville, Tenn.).
Christina is currently Adjunct Artist Teacher of Violin at the Blair School at Vanderbilt University. In addition to chamber music and recital engagements, she also performs as part of the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, the Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, and Intersection, an emerging new music ensemble in Nashville.
Christina currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Stephen Miahky, and two dogs, Thomas and Oliver.