Kristopher Harris is a dedicated and passionate individual,
especially when it comes to music. His philosophy in teaching
involves guiding the student to find their own passion and help
them to lie down the basic foundations of violin or viola playing.
He will help to adjust the students' posture, in order to prevent
injuries involved with playing an instrument, as well as make it
that much more easy, comfortable, and fun! Kris will also give
some assignments and will talk with the students about
important concepts in the music they are learning. Kris is
currently studying at the Lamont School of Music as a student of
Basil Vendryes, the principal violist of the Colorado Symphony
Orchestra. Kris returned from four months of studying in Milan
under Mauro Righini of the Torino Conservatory of Music at the
end of December 2013. Kris also spent his summer of 2014
north of Rome in Viterbo participating in an opera festival.
Kris started learning the violin at the age of five and began
learning the viola at the age of ten. He was a member of the
Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra for eight years before he
began attending the Lamont School of Music. Kris has been a
substitute for the Helena Symphony Orchestra, Lakewood
Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Aurora Symphony Orchestra.
Kris' greatest passion within music is definitely in small ensemble
playing. He has placed in the Lamont Chamber Competition 2
years in a row and has extensive experience playing in many
quartets and other small ensembles. After gaining so much
knowledge and wisdom from his many years of studying music,
Kris is excited to share what he has learned!