Christopher J. Hall, tuba

Christopher J. Hall, Tubist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, is currently in his seventh season at the Met Orchestra. Before joining the Met Orchestra Chris held the tuba position in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two years. He was a fellow in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in 1995.

Chris has appeared in a variety of performances including: Varese Deserts with Speculum Musicae. He can be heard on the Saving Private Ryan soundtrack of 1998 by John Williams.

In 1993 Chris was the winner of the United Musical Instruments International Solo Competition at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, Tempe, AZ, and in 1992 he was the winner of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo Competition, Open Division, in Lexington, KY.

From 1990 to 1991 he was the Tubist for the New Mexico Brass Quintet, and in 1989 he performed the Vaughan Williams Concerto for Bass Tuba with the University of Illinois Wind Ensemble.

In 1988 Chris performed and recorded Erik Lund’s Music for Tuba and Mallet Instruments, and in 1987 he recorded Sever Tipei’s Cuniculi for Five Tubas, on Centaur CD.

Chris thoroughly enjoys teaching. He has held positions at Montclair State University and is currently on the faculty at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. He also enjoys teaching privately and is always interested in hearing from advanced tuba students.

Chris has studied with Arnold Jacobs, Eugene Pokorny, Daniel Perantoni and Fritz Kaenzig.