Mr. Christopher McCarthy

Cello Teacher

Christopher McCarthy

SAA Member


18446 Santa Alberta Cir
Fountain Valley CA 92708

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Chris is Assistant Principal Cellist of the Dana Point Symphony and has performed with the Montage Civic Orchestra, Orange Coast College Orchestra, Irvine Valley College Orchestra, and Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power Orchestra. He is cellist of the Bartolotti String Quartet and co-founded a cello quartet, Love4Cello. Chris has also recorded on soundtracks for numerous student films, most notably as solo cellist for Mitsuyo Miyazaki’s Tsuyako.

As an educator, Chris maintains a busy private studio with students throughout Orange County. He is bass coach for Fountain Valley High School’s string orchestra, and cello coach for Oak Middle School’s string orchestra and the South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra in Mission Viejo, which toured the United Kingdom (2011) and Spain (2009).

Chris graduated from The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach with his Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Music and has studied with Dr. David Garrett and Joon-Sung Jun.

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