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    Praised by the Washington Post for his “sparkling, highly musical” playing, Christopher Goodpasture has established himself as a musician of refined style. A 2017 performance in Canada was described as a “rare combination of strength, energy and sublime musical sensitivity…matched by a heavenly sense of melodic line” (Toronto Concert Reviews). He has performed in some of the finest concert halls in North America, including the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Koerner Hall (Toronto), Alice Tully Hall (New York), Weill Recital Hall (New York), Bing Concert Hall (San Francisco), Ingle Auditorium (Rochester), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Recent concert engagements include recitals at Chicago’s PianoForte Salon Series, the Colouratura Gallery in Nova Scotia, San Diego’s Music by the Sea, and Los Angeles’ Classical Underground with culminating radio broadcasts on Classical KUSC 91.5 and 88.5 KCSN.
       Christopher is a top-prize winner of the Washington International, Seattle International, Iowa International and Dallas International Piano Competitions, and has earned other prizes in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, The Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition, and the Susan Torres Competition for pianists. 

      Festival appearances include performances at the Banff Centre, Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, The Holland Music Sessions, and Music Academy of the West. Throughout his studies, he has had the opportunity to work with a number of influential pianists, including Leon Fleisher, Jeremy Denk, Seymour Lipkin, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Levin, Claude Frank, and Anton Kuerti and as an active chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Takacs, Ysaye, St. Lawrence, Amenda, Guarneri, and Tokyo String Quartets.
       Christopher received his Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal.  Born in Los Angeles, California, he began his training at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and furthered his studies with John Perry at the University of Southern California and the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.  Currently he is pursuing post-graduate studies with Hung-Kuan Chen and Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music

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