Christopher studied on a full scholarship at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music, and was the recipient of several awards including the UTas Director’s Prize, and the UTas Dean’s Roll of Excellence.

In 2011 he became a full-time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in 2019 was appointed Associate Principal Viola. He has appeared as soloist with both the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Chris is a founding member of the Melbourne Ensemble and in 2015 Chris was a grand-finalist and multiple prize winner in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

Chris plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin, Italy, on loan through UKARIA. He appears with the ASQ courtesy of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Image courtesy of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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