Christopher Ladd
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Christopher Ladd

ladd@hartford.edu


Christopher Ladd is an award winning guitarist who is rapidly becoming known throughout the country as one of the most promising young classical musicians. Praised for his remarkable talent and richness of sound he is highly sought after as a soloist and chamber musician. Fingerstyle Guitar reviews his performances as "rendered confidently and expressively." Performances of note as a soloist or as part of an ensemble include the Viennese Opera Ball hosted by the Austrian Embassy, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; the historic Byrdcliffe Theater in Woodstock, NY; and for former vice-president Al Gore at his residence in Washington, D.C. In addition to performing pieces of standard repertoire, Mr. Ladd has premiered numerous new works by composers such as Thomas Schuttenhelm, Lief Ellis, Dan Roman, Kathryn Swanson, Ty Alan Emerson, Ernst Bacon and Phillip Houghton. Mr. Ladd has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including the Appalachian Guitar Festival Solo Competition, American String Teachers Association Competition and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition.