Kristopher Tong began his violin studies in a public elementary school program in Binghamton, NY, later moving to Salt Lake City, where he studied with Leonard Braus. He received his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, studying with with Franco Gulli, Yuval Yaron, and Miriam Fried, and he completed his master’s degree at NEC in 2005. Kristopher is the second violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet, in residence at NEC, and member of the chamber music and violin faculties. With the Borromeo String Quartet, he has performed in hundreds of concerts across the United States and around the world. In addition to his quartet appearances, Tong has taught and performed at numerous festivals, including the Taos School of Music, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and at the Heifetz Institute. Tong has performed on such radio programs as NPR’s “Performance Today,” WGBH’s “Classical Performance,” and was featured on WGBH’s “Classical Connections” in a series entitled “Why Mass.?” From 2002-2004, Tong was Principal Second Violin with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.