About Chris Gerth
Get to know Chris Gerth
Trained in multiple styles and genres, violinist Chris Gerth has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences as a performer and teacher in the United States and abroad.
A dedicated ensemble performer, he has performed with the Missouri Symphony, the National Music Festival, and the Vienna Summer Music festival, and was accepted into the Berlin Opera Academy for the summer of 2021. With the string orchestra at the National Music Festival, he recorded the new critical edition of Verklärte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg. He has also performed as principal second violin for the world premiere of Andre Thomas’s Mass at the 2019 ACDA National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
During his time in Nashville, he studied with renowned fiddlers Tammy Rogers-King (The Steeldrivers) and Ryan Joseph (fiddler for Alan Jackson) and played in the World Fiddle Ensemble at Belmont University, performing traditional string music from all around the world.
As a teacher, he has coached chamber music for the Music City Youth Orchestra in Nashville, Tennessee and taught violin and viola classes in the Missouri String Project in Columbia, Missouri before moving back to St. Louis in 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in performance from Belmont University in 2018 and a Master of Music in performance from the University in 2020, and has studied with Elisabeth Small, Alison Gooding Hoffman, Eva Szekely, and the Esterhazy String Quartet.