Brooklyn-based violinist, Christopher Ferrara, has appeared on stage throughout the United States and Europe gaining international recognition as a noted chamber musician and sought-after teacher. As a performer with an eclectic range of disciplines, Dr. Ferrara toured for six years as first violinist of Triforce Quartet – a group that specializes in covers of videogame music – and currently concertizes with the Videri String Quartet – a quartet that combines classical works with videogame music. He is a recording artist with SoundTrec Boston and Materia Collective, and has recorded for many games – most notably the Final Fantasy XV soundtrack.
Dr. Ferrara is a regular invitee to prominent music festivals across the country including the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, ECU’s Summer Chamber Music Institute, and is currently on faculty at the Summer at Sem Creative Arts Program in PA and 4Strings Music Festival in the Catskill Mountains. His principal teachers have included Wanchi Huang, Ara Gregorian, Soovin Kim, and Hagai Shaham. Dr. Ferrara received his BM from East Carolina University and his MM and DMA from Stony Brook University. He is currently on faculty at the Great Neck Conservatory and Professor of Violin and Viola at the Long Island Conservatory of Music in New York. He plays on a contemporary violin made by Daniel Salini.