Violinist Christopher Quaid is a Masters graduate of the Royal College of Music, London where he studied with Jan Repko. He previously graduated from the BA in Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with First Class Honours.
A deeply committed orchestral musician, he has performed extensively with the RTÉ
National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra under the batons of internationally renowned conductors. He has also performed with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra and Camerata Ireland.
Christopher has also received awards for chamber music, including the Leo Gibney prize at the RIAM and the Elsner Memorial Cup at the Feis Ceoil. Christopher has performed in prestigious venues across Ireland and the UK and has also performed in France, Poland, Malta, Estonia and New Zealand. He has participated in masterclasses with Julian Rachlin, Ray Chen, Ilya Grubert and Mauricio Fuks. In January 2020, Christopher performed the Glazunov Cello Quintet at the National Concert Hall (NCH) in Dublin.
Christopher made his concerto debut with a performance of Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 at the NCH in Dublin in May 2016. In November 2016, Christopher was awarded the prestigious Irish Heritage Bursary for performance. He gave his bursary winner’s recital in Leighton House in June 2017.
In 2018, he was a participant on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and performed under the baton of Marin Alsop. Christopher formed a fruitful partnership with pianist Adam Heron, an Irish Heritage bursary recipient in 2018, during 2019 and a UK and Ireland tour culminated in a recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.