The website of Chris Anderson, Classical Guitarist
Chris started playing guitar over sixty years ago at the age of seven. As a teenager, his talents with steel-string acoustic instruments (guitar, mandolin, and banjo) were on display in frequent public performances, the first of which happened when he was thirteen. He heard a Classical Guitar for the first time while he was a college student, and immediately began studies of the instrument.
After graduating, he worked as a full-time musician for twelve years. During that time, he taught guitar privately, and at several regional institutions. He was the first Guitar teacher at Shepherd University. During the five years he taught there, he designed the academic program that was adopted as the curriculum for the first Guitar Performance Degree throughout the university system of West Virginia.
He also played the first solo Classical Guitar recital ever performed in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland at the local community college in 1977. Since his early Classical Guitar performances, Chris has been featured in concert series in Pittsburgh PA, Richmond VA, Baltimore MD, Washington DC, Wilmington DE, Harrisburg PA, and many other cities throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His music has also been heard during interviews on WAMU, West Virginia Public Radio, Maryland Public Television, and the concert stages of many colleges including Princeton University, and the James Madison University.
His principal teachers include Franco Platino (guitar), Ana Vidovic (guitar), Glen Caluda (guitar), Oliver Manning (Music Theory), and Clair Johannsen (piano). He has also been a performing student at three dozen masterclasses from twenty four of the world's finest artists and educators. Among them are Sharon Isbin, Manuel Barrueco, Pepe Romero, Nicholas Goluses, and Martha Masters.
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