Chris-Haritatos

Christopher Haritatos

Christopher Haritatos has over 20 years of experience as a baroque cellist with period-instrument ensembles on three continents. He has collaborated in chamber music with artists such as Marc Destrubé, Kristian Bezuidenhout, and Sergiu Luca, and has played in ensembles such as the Handel and Hayden Society, Ars Lyrica Houston, and Tafelmusik, as well as acting as the continuo cellist of Fiori Musicali-Barockorchester Bremen and Apollo’s Fire. Chris is equally accomplished as a modern cellist and is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Also sought after as a teacher, he has been on the faculty of Texas State University-San Marcos and has given numerous workshops and master classes. His major teachers were Alan Harris, Steven Doane, Pieter Wispelwey, and Jaap ter Linden, with whom he studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen. Together with his wife, violinist Boel Gidholm, he is co-director, since 2011, of Publick Musick.