Christian Gray, Double Bass
Being an ambassador for the Doublestop Foundation is a true honor. With the beautiful double bass on loan to me, I have been able to find a greater color palette in my musical voice. As an ambassador, I believe my job is to pay it forward and use the instrument given to me to perform to the best of my abilities.
Born in Winston-Salem, NC, bassist Christian Gray earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University studying with Edwin Barker. Christian is now a master’s degree candidate at Rice University where he studies with Paul Ellison. He has performed with many orchestras around Boston, including the Discovery Ensemble and Atlantic Symphony as well as the New World Symphony in Miami.
Christian was invited to several music festivals, including Music Academy of the West, the Wabass: Institute for the 21st Century Bass Player, Brevard Music Center, Le Domaine Forget, and the Orford Arts Centre. In 2012, has was the first bassist to be named a fellow at the Garth Newel Chamber Festival. His past teachers include Paul Sharpe and Lynn Peters.
Christian performs on a Lorenzo Carcassi model Bass violin made by Barrie Kolstein in 2000, a loan made possible with the generous support of Matthew Way and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition in 2014.