Praised for his exceptional gift of insight, virtuosity and true creative flair, violinist Kristopher Tong has performed in hundreds of concerts across the world as the second violinist of the critically acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet. He has performed on such radio programs as NPR’s ‘Performance Today,’ WGBH’s ‘Classical Performance’, and was recently featured on WGBH’s ‘Classical Connections’ in a new series entitled ‘Why Mass?’
Mr. Tong serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music with the Borromeo, NEC’s Quartet-in-Residence, and is a guest member of East Coast Chamber Orchestra. He has taught and performed at numerous festivals, including the Taos School of Music, Music@Menlo, and at the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program.
From 2002–2004, Mr. Tong was Principal Second Violin with the highly acclaimed Verbier Festival Orchestra, with whom he toured throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He has also appeared as a guest soloist with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra under Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Yuri Bashmet, and was a member of the original cast of ‘Classical Savion’ at the Joyce Theater in New York City, a collaborative project with tap dancer Savion Glover. You can learn more about Mr. Tong here.