Mona Tian is a member of the Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble WildUp and has performed extensively for Broadway musicals. She has toured nationally as concertmaster with the Tony Award-winning best musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and “A Christmas Carol.” As an avid chamber musician, Mona has performed at Mostra SESC des Artes in São Paulo, Otto Gruber Hall in Saalfelden, Austria, the Ojai Music Festival, Chicago’s Millennium Park, Lincoln Center, MATCH in Houston, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Ford, soundON Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Pacific Music Festival, and more. She is a member of Wadada Leo Smith’s Red Koral Quartet, with whom she recently recorded a 7-CD box set of Smith’s String Quartets 1-12, available on TUM Records.

A strong advocate for contemporary music, Mona regularly serves as concertmaster for Long Beach Opera and has worked closely with composers such as Karen Tanaka, Kate Soper, Du Yun, Ellen Reid, Annie Gosfield, Caroline Shaw, and Wadada Leo Smith, as well as Raven Chacon. She has performed and shared stages with artists such as Sarah Chang, Hélène Grimaud, Martha Graham Dance Company, Calder Quartet, Lyris Quartet, LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Bill T Jones’ Dance Company, Randy Newman, Timothy Fain, International Contemporary Ensemble, Lara St. John, Sigur Rós, and can be heard on recordings with the Kronos Quartet, New York Philharmonic, Irvine Arditti, LA Chamber Orchestra, The Industry Opera Company, and various films and TV shows such as “House of Cards,” “Dear White People,” “The Great,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and the “Transformers” film series.