Kristopher Harris

Violin, Viola Teacher

Kristopher Harris

SAA Member


Denver, CO
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A graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Kristopher has a Bachelor of Music Performance on the Viola and a minor in Italian as well as a Graduate Certificate of Performance on the Viola from the Lamont School of Music. He studied with Basil Vendryes, the principal violist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, for 5 years.

Kris studied abroad in Milan, Italy at L’università catolica and La scuola civica di musica. He also participated in the Viterbo Opera Festival in Italy the following summer.

Kris started learning how to play the violin when he was 6 years old and played with the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra for 8 years. He sat first chair with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra (LSO), performed with orchestras around Denver, Italy, with the Stratus Chamber Orchestra in Prague, and the Klavier Philharmonic in Tokyo. He plays with quartets and small ensembles for weddings, social events, concerts, and more.

He has taught all over the Denver area, both privately and as an assistant to orchestra teachers before, during, and after school hours. He worked with Friends of Chamber Music, City Strings, and Colorado Chamber Orchestra to help underprivileged children learn how to play string instruments.