Christina Khimm Rosand

Violin (Precollege)

Christina Khimm Rosand has had a successful career as a pedagogue in the United States since 1989 when she began teaching at Queens College. Born in Seoul, Korea in 1953, she made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of 10. She came to America in 1970 to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School of Music. In 1971, she received a full scholarship to study with Raphael Bronstein at Manhattan School of Music and won both the concerto competition at MSM and the Young Artist Competition in New York. To broaden her educational horizons, in 1973 she moved to Sarah Lawrence College, where Dorothy Delay continued to teach her and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued her studies in 1975 with two legendary violinists, Ruggiero Ricci and Aaron Rosand. In 1988 she acquired a certificate to teach the Suzuki method, which enabled her to teach less advanced students. She has held teaching positions at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Music Conservatory of Westchester, Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and Mannes College.

Christina Khimm Rosand has enjoyed a varied career as a soloist and chamber musician, in addition to her work as a teacher, and was a member of the Laurentian String Quartet for several years. She has been praised for her “insightful musicianship, elegant tone, and technical mastery of her instrument.” She has two CDs available on the Sohn and Artkor labels, featuring works by Schnittke, Foote, Grieg, Vivaldi, and Mozart.

Ms. Rosand has been on the faculty of the Summit Music Festival and served as its Outreach Director since 1994. She and her husband, American violinist Aaron Rosand, founded the Aaron Rosand Intensive Program at the Summit Music Festival in 1996. She currently serves as the program’s director.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2001.