With over 90 performances in the past year, guitarist Christopher Teves has quickly become one of the area¹s most sought after musicians. His venues have included concert halls, historic buildings, plantations, hotels, restaurants, private homes, and yes, even beaches! His wide variety of repertoire has ranged from Bach to the Beatles and is available in a solo, duo, or trio format. The trio is comprised of flute, cello and guitar while the duo features flute and guitar.
Christopher Teves has performed throughout the United States as a recitalist and as a soloist with orchestras. His career highlights include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Guitar Foundation of America International Festival in Charleston, the Society of Composers Inc. National Conference in Iowa City, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, performances in New York, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Memphis, and appearances with orchestras in Ohio and Virginia. He has competed nationally and internationally and was the Winner of the WGUC Fine Arts Radio Auditions, Finalist at the Music Teachers National Association Competition, and Semifinalist in both the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and the first Luigi Legnani International Competition (Italy). He is adjunct instructor of guitar at Charleston Southern University and he has served on the faculties of Capital University, Otterbein College, and the Eastman School of Music Community Education Division. He also teaches privately at Clelia¹s Guitar Studio in West Ashley.
His education includes studies at the University of South Carolina, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Eastman School of Music. At the the Eastman School, he was the recipient of a fellowship and teaching assistantship to Nicholas Goluses who described him as "a musician of exceptional talent and dedication". Other primary teachers have been Clare Callahan, Christopher Berg, Marc Regnier, and James Ferla. Teves has also studied in master classes with some of the world's most noted performers, including Pepe Romero, Oscar Ghiglia, and David Russell and Eduardo Fernandez.
His CD entitled Guitar America, is a collection of favorite American songs. It is available locally and online. He has also been invited to travel to the Czech Republic next summer to record a concerto with the Moravian Philharmonic for MMC recordings. He currently lives in Ladson with his wife Sherry and their two children Joshua and Annelise. Teves has served on the Community Tour Artist Rosters of South Carolina and Virginia.