Cellist Johnny Mok is currently a freelance musician and teacher in the Greater Boston Area. He began his cello studies at the age of five at the Hong Kong Performing Arts Academy with Ms. Elvina Kwan; and after immigrating to New Mexico, with Ms. Pamela Washburn Delisse and Mr. James Holland. During Mok’s primary and secondary education, he was very active in the New Mexico music community. He was particularly involved with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program and participated in multiple competitions where he was awarded with first prize.
Mok continued his pursuit in Music Performance, with full scholarship, at the University of Alabama, under the instruction of Mr. Carlton McCreery. During the four years of collegiate studies, Mok actively engaged in the Alabama music community. He entered competitions throughout the state of Alabama and was awarded first prize in the Birmingham Music Club, Alabama Federation of Music Clubs, and the Camilla Huxford Symphony Concerto Competition, etc. In 2013, Mok was invited to be the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Mentor, where hementored young musicians in orchestral techniques and etiquettes. The following summer of 2014, he was invited as an Orchestra Fellow at the Texas Music Festival in Houston. Mok then continued his pursuit for a Master’s Degree and the Professional Studies Certificate in Cello Performance with Mr. Andrew Mark, at The Boston Conservatory.
Aside from the active participation of competition, Mok also enjoys the orchestral and chamber aspect of music. He has performed with many symphonies throughout the US like; Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Cape Symphony, Tupelo Symphony, Boston Chamber Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra, etc.
Other than classical music, Mok is a lover of music by Frank Sinatra and enjoys cooking multi-cultural cuisines.