Chris Baum is an American violinist, composer, educator, and recording artist. A pioneer of modern string technique, his strength lies in his versatility, consistently pushing the boundaries of the violin while molding his playing to fit ensembles and genres often deemed unsuitable for the instrument. Trained in a demanding classical environment, Baum expanded his musical vocabulary at Berklee College of Music, where he studied contemporary repertoire under Eugene FriesenMimi Rabson, and Sheldon Mirowitz. He graduated with honors in 2010 with a degree in film scoring and composition. 

Chris' growing list of credits include collaborations with Bent KneeThe Dear HunterThirty Seconds to MarsDropkick MurphysAmanda Palmer,SymmetryArt DecadeBen LevinGuy MendilowJherek Bischoff, and theVideo Game Orchestra, who recently featured him as a soloist at Boston’s Symphony Hall and on the ensemble's recent tours in China and Taiwan. He currently resides in recording studios, tour buses, and Rockport, MA, where he teaches music at BrookwoodPingreeSoulCove, and Rockport.

Selected Discography
Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies (2014)
Ben Levin Group – Freak Machine* (2014)
Art Decade – Art Decade* (2014)
The Dear Hunter – Migrant (2013)
Video Game Orchestra – Live at Symphony Hall (2013)
Qwill & The Soul Review Project – Live at Dimension Sound Studios (2013)
Symmetry – Junky (2013)
Honey Circuit – Music for Roots (2013)
Larry and His Flask – By the Lamplight (2013)
Bored With Four – We Are Friends* (2013)
Ben Levin Group – Invisible Paradise (2012)
Jaggery – Private Violence (2012)
Honey Circuit – Dissolving I (2012)
The Devil’s Twins – Handsome Devils (2012)
Bent Knee – Bent Knee (20110
Black Kettle – Narrative (2010)
Ben Levin Group – Pulse of a Nation (2010)
Wheat – White Ink, Black Ink (2009)
Dropkick Murphys – Meanest of Times (2007)

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