Chris Baum is an American violinist, composer, educator, and recording artist. A pioneer of modern string technique, his strength lies in his versatility, consistently pushing the boundaries of the violin while molding his playing to fit ensembles and genres often deemed unsuitable for the instrument. Trained in a demanding classical environment, Baum expanded his musical vocabulary at Berklee College of Music, where he studied contemporary repertoire under Eugene Friesen, Mimi Rabson, and Sheldon Mirowitz. He graduated with honors in 2010 with a degree in film scoring and composition.
Chris’ growing list of credits include collaborations with Bent Knee, The Dear Hunter, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Dropkick Murphys, Amanda Palmer,Symmetry, Art Decade, Ben Levin, Guy Mendilow, Jherek Bischoff, and theVideo Game Orchestra, who recently featured him as a soloist at Boston’sSymphony Hall and on the ensemble’s recent tours in China and Taiwan. He currently resides in recording studios, tour buses, and Rockport, MA, where he teaches music at Brookwood, Pingree, SoulCove, and Rockport.