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 Fischer, 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.