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

Featured as Solo Guitarist:
- Nationally  televised  Concert in Moscow, Russia, at the Kremlin Palace,
commemorating the 850th birthday of the city of Moscow, with Al Dimeola.

- PBS film: The US/Mexican War
performed all classical guitar music

TV Commercials:

Continental Airlines
On the Border
Nations Bank
Churches Fried Chicken

with guitar legend Al DiMeola
    500 international concert appearances.
    2 CDs on Mesa Blue Moon (World Synfonia)

with the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra
    50 soloist performances in Europe.
       Vivaldi concertos, Pagannini Trios

with Ovation/Takamine Guitars
    100 international appearances as performer/clinician
    specializing in Guitar Synthesizer application

The Dallas Symphony
The Fort Worth Symphony
The Dallas Bach Society
The Dallas Opera
Dallas Shakespeare Festival  (Music Director, 1989)
Ray Charles
Chet Atkins

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Regular Engagements:

.......The Mansion on Turtle Creek,
the Fairmont Hotel,
the Loews Anatole,
the Adolfus,
the City Club, the 500 inc.,
the Petroleum Club,
the Crescent,
St. Martin’s,
the Windham,
the Hilton,
the Hyatt.......

Comments from around town:

--the most exciting guitar player to listen to  in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Enric Madriguerra,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, Eastfield Coll.

--he constantly displays a level of talent and innate musicality far beyond the average.
He is a brilliant guitarist whose level of natural gift places him among the few  most talented I have ever worked with.
Chris is a marvellously  versatile performer in various areas of popular music.
Robert Guthrie,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, SMU

--Mr. Carrington has always impressed me with his versatility to play not only the classical guitar impeccably,
but also to  cross over  to pop styles of playing.  This is why I hired him
to be the Ovation/Takamine product specialist and Clinician.
David Bergstrom,  Mgr. Fretted products, Kaman Co.

--one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the fortune to know.
He possesses a startling virtuostic technique, and is the only superb classical guitarist I have ever known
who is also a creative and dynamic improvisor...
Thomas Johnson,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, NTSU

--an excellent classical guitarist  also proficient in many other styles, including jazz, rock, flamenco and folk music.
His innate musicality comes through in his playing of all styles of music.
Cynthia Folio,  Professor of Flute, Music Theory, Temple U.

--I hired Chris to play guitar in the orchestra for   Man of la Mancha   when I was conductor.
His versatility on the instrument was nothing short of dazzling.
John Stewart, Chairman,  Humanities Div., Eastfield Coll.

--I just wanted to thank you again for playing at KERA's   U.S.-Mexican War   preview screening and reception.
The event was a huge success and your music created the perfect ambiance!
Seveal people commented that evening on how wonderful the music was.  Your talents truly added to the evening.
I hope we can work together in the future.
Promotions Manager, KERA, KDTN