Christopher Hutton is an avid performer is the cellist for the Greenville-based Poinsett Piano Trio. A native of New Zealand, Hutton has performed across the globe and worked with a number of orchestras, including the New World Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for New Zealand's Concert FM and Germany's SWF Radio as well as Albany Classics for a disc of contemporary chamber music for Albany Classics. Hutton plays on a cello made by John Betts in c. 1795.
A graduate of Boston University and the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, Hutton taught at the University of Rochester, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Delaware before coming to Furman. He has twice led Furman students to Arezzo, Italy for the music department's "Music in Italy" study away program. When he's not playing cello or teaching, Hutton is an enthusiastic runner. He has run several marathons, including the Boston Marathon.
Paul Katz and Steven Doane
Eastman School of Music
Jules Eskin, Stephen Geber, David Geringas, Ronald Leonard, Mstislav Rostropovich, Fred Sherry, Tsyoshi Tsutsumi and Richard Weiss
I consider it a privilege to make my life as a musician. I work with my students in much the same way that I approach my own practice and performing. All cellists must build a solid foundation of technical fluency and a flexible palette of tone colors. While the paths to success will be different for every cellist, being able to transcend the technical challenges of playing the instrument is what allows one to be virtuosic, stylish, and–most importantly–expressive.
MUS-523 Applied Cello
May Experience, "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony"
May Experience, "Opera Overload"