Chris Carrington – Classical Guitar
Christopher Carrington grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and New York City. The richness of these diverse cultures is fused into his musical character and training along with the influence of his parents, both professional musicians (cellist and opera singer). The pop music explosion of the sixties provided a perfect compliment for a devotion to the guitar, and at that time Chris was already playing the violin, piano and the Venezuelan "quatro", a small four course guitar. Upon entering college, Chris decided to "get serious" with the study of classical guitar. His teachers include: Oscar Ghiglia, Aaron Shearer, Manuel Barrueco, Andres Segovia, and Robert Guthrie. Chris is an active luthier (guitar builder) as well, hand-building 15-20 instruments a year. His specialty: crafting Concert classical guitars, and electro-acoustic/MIDI interfacing. He performs on his own guitars exclusively and sells the rest, many over the internet to professionals, collectors and serious students. Winner of the SMU Concerto Competition Winner of the Dallas Symphony Artists Guild Award.