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Christine Grossman, Principal Viola

Born in New York City to a musical family, Christine Grossman began playing the violin at the age of 5, piano at 10 and viola at 16. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in viola performance from The Juilliard School where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang. As a young professional, Grossman also studied with Roberto Díaz. Before moving to Kansas City, Grossman previously held positions with the New World, Pacific and Delaware symphonies. An avid chamber player, Grossman was previously a member of the California Quartet and has performed in numerous summer festivals including Tanglewood Music Center, Taos Chamber Music, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany), Great Lakes Music Festival, Portland Chamber Music Festival and the Colorado Music Festival. Grossman has been the principal violist of the Kansas City Symphony since 2008.