Joan Christenson

First Violin

Joan Christenson, violin, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and served as Associate Concertmaster Joan-Christenson-500-x-360of the Shreveport Symphony before joining the first violin section of the San Antonio Symphony in 1983.

She has performed with many summer music festivals of distinction including the Aspen Music Festival, the Tanglewood Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, the Colorado Music Festival and presently the Sunriver Festival and the Grand Teton Festival.

Joan has also been the Artistic Director of the chamber group, Musical Offerings, since 1989, and has collaborated with musicians from many avenues of professional life in San Antonio. She has presented unique concert formats like Music on the Move and the highly acclaimed series, Jazz Meets Classical, a unique collaboration of jazz and classical musicians in San Antonio now in its 22nd season. Joan is a winner of the 2004 Arts and Letters Award presented by the Friends of the Public Library for her contributions to the cultural life of San Antonio.