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Chris O'Hara   [Chris OHara]
Bensenville Illinois United States
Classical SoloQuintet/Chamber
Contact me for: Performance opportunities & Trumpet instruction
Chris O’Hara’s playing is described as "an awesome display of pure talent and musicality!" by the Park Rapids Concert Association and “a treat beyond measure” by the Arlington Advocate. He began playing the trumpet at the age of nine in Bensenville, IL. By the age of 16, he had already formed his first brass quintet and performed several concerts throughout the greater Chicago area; Chris was honored by WGN television in 1995 for his efforts with that ensemble. Then, at 17, he was accepted to The Boston Conservatory and formed his second brass quintet, the Synergy Brass Quintet. Already in his young career, he has perform over 2,000 concerts in 48 states and 11 countries including performances at such notable venues as the Ravinia Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Bethlehem Musikfest, Lincoln Theatre, the Festival de Camara de Musica in Aguascalientes Mexico, and the Nagoya Conservatory of Music in Japan. In addition, he has performed with distinguished artists including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, and Natalie Cole.

Chris is a clinician for the Conn-Selmer Company and Denis Wick mouthpieces, mutes, and accessories and has presented numerous master classes and clinics around the country with Synergy and as a soloist. Chris performs exclusively on Bach Trumpets, the Conn Vintage One Flugelhorn, and Denis Wick mouthpieces and mutes. He can be heard on recordings on the Paraclete and AAR labels and has appeared on National Public Radio, NBC, and the Hallmark Channel.