Christopher Homick (b. 1986) is a Boston-based cellist and composer. His colorful and idiomatic style of music has been described as eclectic, with influences of jazz and popular music. He strives to manipulate the expectations of the listener in the traditional concert environment.
Christopher has composed works for The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Ludovico Ensemble, Boston String Players and MC Saxophone Quartet among others. He recently won the The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble competition and his piece “A Setting of Hung Liu’s Peaches,” for flute, two cellos, and three percussionists, won the Thelma Thompson Composition Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a cellist, Christopher plays regularly with Boston New Music Initiative, Equilibrium Concert Series and Boston String Players. He has been principal cellist of the University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Saint Mark’s Symphony, and Tchaikovsky Virtuosi Orchestra. He was a member of the King’s College London Symphony Orchestra and has been a guest artist at the National Convention for the National Federation of Music Clubs. Christopher was an active member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra for many years and has also been a cellist for the North Carolina Symphony, Tar River Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and Opera Carolina.
Christopher is also an active cellist in the rock, alternative, and indie music scene. He has played with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kingsbury Manx, Wesley Wolfe, and recently recorded with New York City based hip-hop artist, Zubris, on his latest EP, Till It’s Over, released last summer.
Christopher has attended summer festivals such as the Meadowmount School of Music, Brevard Music Center, Aegean Verdi Festival, Corso Internazionale di Musica a Tuscania, and Greenville Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared in master classes led by Zuill Bailey, Nina Lee, Alan Black, Nigel Boehm, Fred Raimi, Bonnie Thron, Brooks Whitehouse, and Tilmann Wick. Christopher is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied cello with Brent Wissick and composition with Allen Anderson and Stephen Anderson. Christopher additionally studied cello with Elizabeth Beilman (North Carolina Symphony) and Selma Gokcen (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England). Christopher also holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory (M.M. ’12 and P.S.C. ‘13), fulfilling a graduate assistantship with the music history department and compositional studies with Andy Vores, Marti Epstein, and Curtis Hughes.