Violinist, Dr. Christopher Ferrara, has appeared on stage throughout the United States and Europe gaining international recognition as an acclaimed chamber musician and prominent educator. Redefining what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century, Ferrara has incorporated his enthusiasm for chamber music and all-things tech to draw an entirely new demographic to the concert hall. From live video broadcast to intimate 360 camera footage of performances, Ferrara is committed to reimagining ways to connect audiences to live chamber music performances.
Fusing his proclivity for technology, gaming, and chamber music, Ferrara spent several years touring as principal violinist and Audio-visual Engineer of the Triforce Quartet, as well as a member of the Boston-based Videri String Quartet. Both quartets specialize in the combining of classical music with videogame music to create utterly unique and intoxicating programs. While being well known for his contributions in the eclectic video game cover world, Ferrara is equally known as a notable classical free-lance artist having appeared on stage at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Benaroya Hall. He is a regular invitee to chamber music series across the country and has shared the stage with many of today’s leading artists including former and current members of the Ensō, Jack, Daedalus, Brentano, and Emerson String Quartets.
Despite his busy performance schedule, Ferrara is also a passionate and devoted pedagogue dedicated to developing young talents. He has taught and given masterclasses at many prominent institutions including Long Island Conservatory, Great Neck Conservatory, and Bard Conservatory’s Pre-College Division, and is regularly invited to teach at summer festivals across the country.
Dr. Ferrara holds a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University as well as a Master of Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts degrees from Stony Brook University where he studied under renowned violinist, Hagai Shaham and members of the Emerson String Quartet. He currently performs on a contemporary violin made in 2006 by Daniel Salini.