Quartet San Francisco

Joseph Christianson – violin

A graduate of San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Joseph has performed in venues throughout the United States and across the globe, including a 2012 production of La Boheme at the Muscat Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, under Lorin Maazel’s baton. Joseph has toured and taught chamber music workshops with Quartet San Francisco. As a member of Lazuli String Quartet, he has performed in concert series at Noe Valley Chamber Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and worked with members of the Kronos Quartet, Takacs Quartet, and Danish Quartet.

Originally from San Luis Obispo, California, Joseph has played with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, and Scott Yoo. In 2017 he performed with violinists Andrew Wan and Stefan Hersh in a video of Peter Norman’s virtuoso ensemble piece Gran Turismo, produced and published by the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Joseph has been awarded fellowships at Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Castleton Festival, Mendocino Music Festival, and the Rubin Institute of Music Criticism.

During his studies at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, his mentors have included Nina Bodnar, Herbert Greenberg, Axel Strauss, and Bettina Mussumeli.