Chris Acquavella graduated First Class Honors from Trinity College of Music in London, England. He studied under the instruction of Alison Stephens. Chris won the Wolfsan Foundation Music Award in 2004 and was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for String Studies in 2006. Chris Acquavella performs across Europe and America both in a solo and chamber music capacity. Aside from chamber music, he concertizes as a soloist & orchestral musician with various orchestras throughout the world. Chris is currently a member of the Ger Mandolin Orchestra, directed by Mike Marshall, as well as Duo LaRe with guitarist, Nathan Jarrell. Chris Acquavella has performed & taught workshops at the CMSA Conventions and Mandolin Symposium. He is an instructor at the New Expression School of Music in San Diego, California.