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     Teal, Christian

    He is a violinist and teacher who studied for his degree in music performance at Indiana University and took his chamber music studies with musicians such as William Primrose and members that were with the Berkshire, Hungarian and Julliard Quartets.   He joined the Blair School of Music in 1972 and became a member of the Blair String Quartet, where he holds the position of first violin.  During his time with them has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Washington Library of Congress and the Weill Recital Hall as well as in the NPR series Recital Hall.  He has also attended many music festivals held throughout the United States.  As a soloist he has appeared with the Colorado Philharmonic, the International Madeira Bach festival Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony.  His name is known in many genres of music where he has appeared and recorded with many artists such as Alabama, Buzz Cason, David Davidson, Bela Fleck, Larry Gatlin, Nanci Griffith, Al Hirt, Edgar Meyer, Tommy Roe, Selah, Ricky Van Shelton, Pamela Sixfin and Don Williams to name a few.  His recordings are many and a few of them include From Mozart to Ravel by The Blair String Quartet, Chase by Garth Brooks, Beach House on the Moon by Jimmy Buffett, Feels Like Home by Sara Evans and the compilations Christmas in New England and Come Together: America Salutes the Beatles. He has recently held a concert series where he performs Johann Sebastian Bach's complete Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin.  He is currently the Joseph Joachim Professor of Violin at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/page/l0q3DO#name%201
    2. http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/page/l0q3DO
    3. http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Blair/faculty/faculty_strings.html
    4. http://wpln.org/?p=284
    5. http://www.franklinpond.org/c_teal.html
    6. http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Christian%20Teal:1927186595?sort=date
    7. http://www.oldies.com/search/music.cfm?q=teal
    8. http://www.buffettnews.com/resources/coralreeferband/?bid=203
    9. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=CHRISTIAN|TEAL&sql=11:hzfwxq9gldfe~T4
    10. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=41:56302~T3

     

    Here he is playing violin in a concert performed by the Blair String Quartet...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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