Christopher   Carrington  grew up in  Caracas, Venezuela  and  New York City.  The richness of these diverse cultures is fused into his musical character and training  along with the influence of his parents, both professional musicians (cellist and opera singer).     The pop music explosion of the sixties provided a perfect compliment for a devotion to the guitar.   In the early 60s,   Chris  studied  violin,   piano and the Venezuelan "quatro"   (a small four course guitar), then migrated   to  the guitar  with the music of the Beatles, Stones, Doors, Hendrix, The Who etc....      Upon entering college,  Chris   decided  to "get serious"  with the study of  classical guitar,   becoming a classical  guitar major,  and receiving both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Guitar Performance.    His teachers include:  Oscar Ghiglia,  Nelson Amos,   Aaron Shearer,   Manuel Barrueco,   Andres Segovia,   Jose Tomas,   and Robert Guthrie.

Mr. Carrington has served on the Guitar faculty of the following institutions:

Cornell College

Coe College

U.Texas at Arlington

Texas Christian U.

Eastfield College

Tarrant Co. Jr College

Northern Arizona U.

U. of North Texas

Musical activities of note include:

Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra,  60 concerts in  France and Switzerland

4 CDs,  twelve years  concert  touring worldwide with guitar legend Al DiMeola

Product Specialist/Clinician for Ovation/Takamine Guitars 

Performed  guitar music for the Emmy winning PBS Film-The U.S./Mexican War

Local Appearances with:

.....The Dallas Symphony, The Dallas Bach Society, The Dallas Opera,  The Dallas Shakespeare Festival,  The Fort Worth Symphony,  Ray Charles, Chet Atkins.....

Along with performing and teaching,  Chris is also an active luthier  (guitar builder)    hand-building 10-20 instruments a year.  His specialty: crafting high end concert classical guitars,   and electro-acoustic-and MIDI interfacing.  He performs on  his own guitars exclusively,  and  builds to spec  for professionals,  collectors,   and serious students.

Comments from around town:

---one of the most exciting guitar players to listen to  in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Enric Madriguerra,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, Eastfield Coll.

--he constantly displays a level of talent and innate musicality far beyond the average.
He is a brilliant guitarist whose level of natural gift places him among the few most talented   I have ever worked with.    Chris is a marvellously  versatile performer in various areas of popular music.
           Robert Guthrie,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, SMU

--Mr. Carrington has always impressed me with his versatility to play not only the classical guitar impeccably,    but also to  cross over  to pop styles of playing.  This is why I hired him to be the Ovation/Takamine product specialist and Clinician.
            David Bergstrom,  Mgr. Fretted products, Kaman Co., Yamaha Corp.

--one of the most talented musicians I have ever had the fortune to know. He possesses a startling virtuostic technique, and is the only superb classical guitarist I have ever known who is also a creative and dynamic improvisor...
            Thomas Johnson,  Guitar Dept. Chairman, NTSU

--an excellent classical guitarist  also proficient in many other styles, including jazz, rock, flamenco and folk music. His innate musicality comes through in his playing of all styles of music.
            Cynthia Folio,  Professor of Flute, Music Theory, Temple U.

--I hired Chris to play guitar in the orchestra for   Man of la Mancha   when I was conductor.
His versatility on the instrument was nothing short of dazzling.
           John Stewart, Chairman,  Humanities Div., Eastfield Coll.

--I just wanted to thank you again for playing at KERA's   U.S.-Mexican War   preview screening and reception. The event was a huge success and your music created the perfect ambiance! Several people commented that evening on how wonderful the music was.  Your talents truly added to the evening.
I hope we can work together in the future.
           Promotions Manager, KERA, KDTN

In concert with AL DIMEOLA