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.