Uptown Violins

Dallas - Wichita - Kansas City - Springfield

Christy Peterson

Principal

Principal

Christy is currently a freshman at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she is majoring in violin performance with a secondary major in math. She is studying with Dr. Eka Gogichashvili and playing in the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, which has won the coveted Nation's Top Collegiate Orchestra the past two years. She also plays with the Waco Symphony.

Christy began performing at the very young age of three, and has been studying violin for 16 years. Her mother, Allison, started her violin studies using the Suzuki Violin Method and studied with her aunt, Valerie Sullivan for many years. In previous summers, Christy attended the Sound Encounters Music Camp, participating in Master Classes with Brian Lewis, Professor of Violin, University of Texas, and David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra.  In the 2012-2014 seasons, as a high school Sophomore, Junior and Senior, Christy played as the Concertmaster of the Wichita Youth Symphony, in which was a participant for 8 years. Christy won the Youth Talent Award in 2014 and  soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony in 2015. In addition, Christy studied piano for 12 years under the tutelage of Verna Riney. She also received instruction in dance for 10 years at Kansas Dance Academy and was a member of the Wichita Collegiate Dance team. Christy exceled on the stage when either playing her violin or performing in the school musical productions such as “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” In her role as the angel “Charity” along with her ensemble, they were nominated for  the 2014 Jester Award for Best Small Ensemble in “Anything Goes”.

 She is a natural-born performer.

Brittany Peterson - Kerri Parr - Allison Peterson - Ashley Rescot - Sherèe Lutz