Chris began playing the piano at age 3, studying the Suzuki method until age 15. He studied performance and composition under Grammy nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner, Robert Ian Winstin. His childhood passion progressed to a college education in music performance and composition, with performance scholarships to both the Northern Illinois and DePaul University Schools of Music. Along the way, Chris gathered many honors, such as an audience with the Mayor of Chicago and the Governor of Illinois. When Chris was 12, he had the opportunity to perform in Germany as a member of the Schaumburg Symphony Orchestra. Chris also toured Australia for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and performed at the White House for the 2013 Christmas holiday series. Chris’ story was filmed in conjunction with Renner Media and released in 2010 to rave reviews. Composed, The Movie has screened in numerous film festivals, including the prestigious Sedona International Film Festival in 2011.
The media has embraced Chris’ story and he has appeared on news programs around the country. Brad Hicks, news anchor for Fox News 6 in Milwaukee took a personal interest and filmed a piece that won a local Emmy Award. He joined Chronic Edge in 2016 and he is enjoying performing original Rock n Roll with the band.