Composer & Violinist
Christopher Ciampoli (b. 1988 Philadelphia, PA) is active as both a composer and performer of
classical music. He has appeared in solo, chamber/collaborative, and orchestral roles on both the
violin and piano throughout the East Coast. Performance remains an informative aspect of his
primary career as a composer, as Christopher continues to play the standard historical repertoire
while frequently premiering new solo and chamber works. He has participated in masterclasses and
workshops with Christopher Rouse, Jennifer Koh, Miranda Cuckson, and Peter Sheppard-Skaerved.
Currently in residency as a D.M.A. student at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins
University, Christopher has studied with Michael Hersch, Jason Eckardt, and Oscar Bettison. From
2014-2016 Christopher served as the graduate assistant of the conservatory's Composition
Department. He has written works for the Omnibus Ensemble, New Music Gathering 2016, the Evergreen Museum, the SONAR New Music Ensemble, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Conducting
Department of the Peabody Institute, alongside many other projects that range from concert hall
music to interdisciplinary collaborations with a variety of artists. Christopher performs as a violinist
in the Symphony Number One (Principal
Violin II), the Occasional Symphony, Mind on Fire, and Ensemble 4-33.
Christopher earned a Master of Music from Peabody ('14) and a Bachelor of Music Education from The College of New Jersey ('11), where he held the chair of Concertmaster in the TCNJ College Orchestra for two years to highlights including performing the North American premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Seven Soundspaces Accompanying the Unfinished Fragments of Mozart’s Requiem. Additional composition studies were taken with Conrad Cummings at The Juilliard School Evening Division. Christopher was the 2016 recipient of the Randolph S. Rothschild prize in composition from Peabody.