Christopher Dwyer is the second horn player for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. He was previously a member of the Jacksonville and New Mexico Symphony Orchestras.
Chris has participated in Deutsche Grammophon studio recording projects with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez and with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezét-Séguin. Additionally, he has frequently performed as a guest with other major symphony orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, IRIS Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic.
Among his other festival appearances are the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Music from Angel Fire, Bellingham, Norfolk, and the National Repertory Orchestra.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Eli Epstein and also studied with Dale Clevenger as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He is an avid baseball fan, hiker, and craft beer enthusiast. Chris is married to flutist Laura Dwyer and they share their home with two precocious Persian cats.