2023 Round Top Music Festival
University of North Texas
Christopher Djinov, a native of Bulgaria, is violinist, an active orchestra, chamber, and solo musician. He strongly stands behind the idea that all people should have access to world class artist and their music. As an artist, advocate, and student, he is engaged in his community through people, music, and culture. He is currently in his final year of studies in violin performance at the University of North Texas (Denton) under the tutelage of Professor Eunice Keem- Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Some of his other teachers include Gary Levinson-Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Hubert Pralitz. Growing up Christopher was a member of DAAYO (The Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra), where his true passion for orchestral music, and performance grew. While in grade school, he was a member of his schools’ orchestra and band programs, TMEA, all region, and solo ensemble. Throughout his development, he has attended DKOI- (The David Kim Orchestral Institute)- with concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra David Kim, and other musicians from the major American Orchestras such as the Metropolitan, Chicago, and Los Angeles, to name a few. Also, he has attended the Vienna Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. These festivals not only have helped him grow into a better musician but have also opened doors for new connections. As a student at the UNT, he is a member of the Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Maestro David Itkin. Parallel to this, he was also a member of Maestro David Itkin’s conductor’s lab orchestra. One of the most important education aspects that Christopher has grown through is in the chamber music studies. He has had the opportunity to work with many colleagues, various ensembles, and repertoire. Lastly, Christopher plays in local orchestras as a way of gaining more experience.