Chris Castellanos - Hornist / Clinician / Arranger
Chris Castellanos - Hornist / Clinician / Arranger 

Biography

   

     A native of Las Vegas, NV, Chris Castellanos has enjoyed prosperous and eclectic musical career.  Upon joining the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the age of 18, Chris quickly established himself as a top call freelancer on the Las Vegas Strip, playing 1700 shows over a 6 year run of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, with many additional shows for Spamalot and The Lion King as well as backing 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 tours with Andrea Bocelli. 
 

     In late 2003, Chris found his passion as a chamber musician after joining the Dallas Brass for a 6 year tenure touring the U.S. and abroad.  In 2009 Chris joined the prestigious Boston Brass as Hornist, Arranger and Co-Owner of the group, with whom he presently tours the world with over 180 days per year.  In addition to his duties with the Boston Brass, Chris serves as principal horn of the Sinfonia Salt Lake as well as solo horn of the Las Vegas Jazz Connection and has frequently performed with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Nevada Pops, Miami Ballet, Boca Sinfonia and the TAD Wind Symphony (Japan) and is on the International Artist Advisory Council for Mahidol University's College of Music in Thailand.

 

     As an educator, Chris has covered every state in the US as well as 36 countries.  Clinics and masterclasses include 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 Royal Academy of Music (London), The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and many more. 
 
    Chris currently serves as a performing artist for the Yamaha Music Corporation; giving clinics, concerts and masterclasses worldwide.  He currently resides in Utah where he enjoys spending his time with his wife and two children.

 

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