“York & Crown” is the stage name of violist, songwriter, producer and music critic, Chris Williams.
Chris developed a passion for music at the age of 10 when he first started playing the viola. He continued to play it through school, completing degrees in viola performance at the University of North texas & Yale university. Performances have included appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, as well as broadcasts on PBS and NPR.
He first started writing pop songs in 2006, and quickly fell in love with the writing process. in 2008 he invented his pop alter ego “York & Crown,” named after the intersection he lived at in New Haven, Connecticut.
Current viola projects include collaborations with F. Stokes, Violet Trooper, Mike Higbee, Sora An, Walker Lukens, Single Parents, Sam Ageloff, Roger Paul Mason and Enoch Smith Jr.
Chris currently lives in New york city where he freelances within both the pop & classical communities as a violist, songwriter and producer. He is a giant nerd.