Christopher Acquavella graduated First Class Honors from Trinity College of Music in London, England. He studied under the instruction of Alison Stephens and participated in a Master Class with Caterina Lichtenberg. Chris won the Wolfsan Foundation Music Award in 2004 and was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for String Studies in 2006. Chris Acquavella performs at major venues across Europe and America both in a solo and chamber music capacity. He has performed with some great musicians such as Avi Avital, Alon Sariel, Jeremy Kurtz, Zura Dzagnidze, Alison Stephens & Mike Marshall. Aside from chamber music, he concertizes as a soloist & orchestral musician with various orchestras throughout the world such as Trinity String Ensemble (UK), Dartington Festival Orchestra (UK), E.G.M.A. (DE), Camarada Chamber Ensemble (USA) and the San Diego Symphony (USA). He is also an instructor at New Expression School of Music in San Diego, California. Chris Acquavella has performed & taught workshops at the CMSA Conventions and Mandolin Symposium. Aside from teaching and performing on the mandolin, Chris spends time composing new works for mandolin & mandolin ensembles. Several of his works will soon be published by Haus der Musik Trekel.
Chris performs on mandolins by Brian N. Dean.