Violinist Christopher Coritsidis has been named as being “one of the most promising violin talents to emerge from Europe, Asia and USA in the past twenty years…” and as an artist possessing a “flawless technique and boundless imagination…” (London Times)
Since making his concert debut at the age of eleven with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr. Coritsidis has performed internationally with orchestras such as the Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Orchestre de Toulouise, Il Solisti Veneti, Metropolitan Baroque Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, Finland Kuhmo Chamber Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, SAR Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and many more.
Highly devoted to chamber music, Christopher Coritsidis has been invited and performed at various festivals around the world including the Verbier Festival, Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Sienna Winter Festival, Accademia Chigiana, Gdansk Summit Musicaux, Schlern Music Festival, Aix en Provence, Academy of Music. He has appeared on some of the world’s most famous stages, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Tokyo’s Minato Hall, the Het Concetgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonie in Berlin.
Christopher Coritsidis was born in New York, USA and began studying at the age of eight under Prof. Manuel Tsynman. In 2005, he continued his studies at the Juilliard School and later continued his studies with Prof. Boris Kuschnir in Vienna, Austria. Mr. Coritsidis has worked with such artists as Ana Chumachenco, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Mikhail Kopelman, Andras Schiff, Lawrence Power, Torleif Thedéen and numerous others.
In September 2002, Mr. Coritsidis participated in a music festival organized to benefit the families of those killed in the 2001 World Trade Center attacks in New York City. He partnered with UNICEF in 2012 in developing future projects with classical music and the organization. In 2016, He became an Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and co-founded the Opus 1 Foundation - an organization that believes in the power of the arts to inspire individuals, change communities, and combat current issues around the globe.
Christopher Coritsidis performs on a violin crafted by Carlo Tononi in 1720c.