lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Chris Castellanos has held past positions with the Dallas Brass, The Las Vegas Philharmonic with whom he has also been a soloist and currently serves as principal horn
with the Sinfonia Salt Lake. Additionally, Chris frequently performs with the Utah Symphony, Boca Sinfonia, Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, The Las Vegas Jazz Connection, Miami Ballet
and the TAD Wind Symphony (Japan).
top call freelancer, Chris played 1700 shows over a 6 year run of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, additional shows for Spamalot and The Lion King and backed countless headliners on the Las Vegas
Strip, most notably - Placido Domingo, Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Peter Cetera, Kenny G, Yes, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Ricky Martin, David Foster (“Hit Man”
live album and DVD) and toured with Andrea Bocelli.
an educator, Chris has covered every state in the US and over 30 countries including clinics and masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, The Sibelius Academy (Finland), The
Bruckner Academy of Music (Austria), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and many more.
Chris is a Yamaha Performing Artist and currently travels the world as co-owner, hornist and arranger for the prestigious Boston Brass.