Christopher Farrell

Violist / Composer

Christopher Farrell is a violist and has been a member of the Nashville Symphony since 1999. He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dr. George Papich, and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University as a student of Atar Arad. Other important teachers include Laura Altz and Connie Brouillette.

As a member of Alias Chamber Ensemble, Christopher can be heard on Alias' CDs Amorisms, Boiling Point: Music of Kenji Bunch, and the Grammy Nominated album Gabriela Lena Frank: Hilos. In addition to performing with the Nashville Symphony and Alias Chamber Ensemble, Christopher is an active studio musician and can be heard on numerous albums by an eclectic range of recording artists.

Christopher's compositions have been performed in Alias Chamber Ensemble season concerts at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music and Nashville Symphony OnStage performances at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. In 2015, Christopher was awarded a Bonnaroo Works/Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Grant by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission for the creation and recording of Needle and Thread, Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp.

Christopher lives in Nashville, TN, with his family and Goldendoodle Percy.

Homepage photo courtesy of John Partipilo.

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