Christopher Scherer was introduced to the violin at the age of eight and made his

solo debut at the age of twelve playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the UAA

Sinfonia. Since then he has performed across the United States and internationally in

venues in Singapore, Canada, Qatar, and England. Chris has participated in

numerous summer festivals including the National Symphony Orchestra Summer

Music Institute, The Icicle Creek Summer Music Festival, Marrowstone Summer

Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Banff Pre-formed

chamber residency. He has played in masterclasses with artists such as Mathias

Tacke, Pamela Frank, Jean Barr, Norman Fisher, Rodney Friend and Yuzuko

Horigome. Chris has also won awards in competitions such as the Washington Idaho

Symphony Young Artists Competition and Dorothy Van Waynen String Competition.

He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Wei He and received a

Bachelor of Music at the University of Oregon studying with Fritz Gearhart and

Kathryn Lucktenberg. Chris recently received his Masters of Music from Carnegie

Mellon University under the mentorship of Cyrus Forough and will continue his

studies there in the Advanced Music Studies program.

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