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Chris Molina

Instrument/Ensemble: Shakuhachi

Cell Phone: 617-301-1449
Email: chmolina@umich.edu

Do you teach? No

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

Chris Molina is a doctoral student and graduate instructor in composition at University of Hawaii, Mānoa and a Graduate Fellow at the East-West Center. A native of Boston and graduate of the University of Michigan and Middlebury College, his work combines world instruments with classical — celebrating acoustic music, jazz and folk influences, as well as aesthetics relating to nature. Recent and ongoing collaborations include works for Chinese guzheng and erhu, Korean gayageum and ajaeng, and Japanese koto, shamisen and shakuhachi. His work Xiao Baicai, Big City for Chinese dizi and Western orchestra was premiered by the Shanghai Philharmonic in November 2016. Chris is currently pursuing a performer’s license in shakuhachi as a student of Matama Kazushi and the Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshūkan, and is part of the organizing team for Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific in Honolulu, December 2017.