Christopher Lowry, Daniel Liebeskind, Zih-Yun Lin

Biography Christopher Lowry, Daniel Liebeskind, Zih-Yun Lin

Christopher Lowry
(b. Nashville, Tenn.) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Mr. Lowry studied composition at Vanderbilt University. His primary viola teachers include Elias Goldstein, Kathryn Plummer, and Mary Helen Law; his principal composition teachers include Dinos Constantinides, Michael Alec Rose, Michael Slayton, Michael Kurek, and Stan Link.

Mr. Lowry is a two-time prize winner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, winning the “Jury Panel Prize” in 2016 and Yuri Bashmet’s “President of the Jury Prize” in 2013. He has also won prizes in the Lewisville Lake Symphony International String Competition (2015), LSU Concerto Competition (2014, 2012), Marquette Symphony Concerto Competition (2014), and the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition (2012).

Recently, Lowry was a winner of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Winds Composition Competition, 2016 Salford International Composing Contest, 2016 ABLAZE Orchestral Masters Call for Scores, 2016 Alabama Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores, 2016 BandWidth Music Festival Call for Scores, and the 2016 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project Composition Competition. In 2017 his compositions Bicentennial Variations was the co-winner of the West Point Band's bicentennial celebration call for compositions.

His music has been performed all over the world by ensembles such as the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Philharmonic, Imperial Symphony, Central Band of the Royal Air Force (UK), Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, and, members of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

Lowry is equally active as a composer, soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, session musician, and recording engineer. He is currently Assistant Principal Violist for the Baton Rouge Symphony and Principal Violist for the Acadiana Symphony, and he is a founding member of the Ars Nova String Quartet. He has been featured as a soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Sinfonietta, LSU Symphony, LSU Philharmonia, LSU Camerata, Nashville Sinfonietta, Vanderbilt University Orchestra, Blair Reading Ensemble, Atlantic Ensemble, and others.

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