"Marimba One has always been my first go-to marimba as a student and a gigging musician. I feel like it's the only instrument where I can express the full range of color and intensity that I want in my sound. I especially love the rich tones that you can get out of their enhanced bars and basso bravo resonators!"
Christina Cheon is an active performer, musician, and educator based in Orange County, CA. She received her bachelor’s degree in percussion performance at Chapman University under Dr. Nick Terry, and she recently completed her graduate studies at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under Nancy Zeltsman. As a full-time educator, she is currently teaching private lessons at the Music Vault Academy in Laguna Hills, CA, coaching the award-winning front ensemble of her alma mater Woodbridge High School, and providing clinics for indoor marching high school and college percussion programs in Southern California.
Notable past performances include: performing a duo with Gordon Stout as a guest artist at the 2015 Zeltsman Marimba Festival; being a featured soloist and chamber musician with the Korean American Cultural Foundation in Brookline, MA ; performing a legacy solo concert in 2010 after winning the scholastic grand prize of the 2009 Southern California International Marimba Competition; and performing as an orchestral percussionist in the 2010 All-Southern School Band Honors Wind Ensemble under Frank Ticheli.
Christina’s main passion in music is expanding the possibilities of performing on the marimba and fostering opportunities for students to learn more about this unique instrument. This led her to create the Southern California Marimba Concert Series in 2014 to provide high-quality marimba concerts for the local community that are freely accessible for younger students. She is also planning to initiate a new non-profit organization that would support all marimba performance and educational activities in Southern California.
Christina is proud to endorse Marimba One as an Educational Artist.