A native of Los Angeles, Christopher Ahn has appeared in solo and chamber music performances across the U.S., as well as abroad in Europe, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Canada and Central America. Recent performances include chamber music with numerous Southern California recital series, including Chapman University, Dilijan, L’Ermitage Foundation, Music Guild, Trinity Lutheran, Getty Museum, and Sundays Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Chris has been invited to summer programs at the Aspen Music Festival, Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival, Banff Centre Masterclasses, Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival, and the Rencontres Musicales Camerata Lysy in Montepulciano, Italy. He has collaborated with members of the St. Lawrence, Ysaye, and Amar string quartets, and has performed in masterclasses for such distinguished musicians as Anner Bylsma, Ralph Kirshbaum, Lynn Harrell, Paul Katz, Raphael Wallfisch, Matt Haimovitz, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, and members of the Takacs, Cleveland and Borodin string quartets.
Chris pursued his studies at UCLA, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Michigan, where his principal teachers included Antonio Lysy, Richard Aaron, Stephen Geber, and Colin Carr. Chris resides in Los Angeles, where he maintains an active and varied freelance career playing with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and recording for film and television. He was appointed Principal Cello of Opera Santa Barbara in 2018, and currently serves on the string faculty at Westmont College.