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Chris Wild

Chicago, IL      

Conductor & cellist Chris Wild’s performances have been lauded as “insatiable” (The New York Times), resulting from his enthusiastic pursuit of musical connections. He performs regularly as a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago-based contemporary music collective noted for its “bracing sonic adventures” (Chicago Tribune). As a conductor, recent and upcoming performances include productions of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat at The Poetry Foundation and The Arts Club of Chicago, new productions with Northwestern University Opera, and the completion of a Doctoral Project centering on Ives’ Three Places in New England. Chris has led rehearsals and concerts with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (New York), Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Windsor Symphony Orchestra (Canada), Camerata Antonio Soler (Madrid), Highland Park Strings (Illinois), Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Illinois), Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and performances with Northwestern University’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Bienen Strings. His debut cello album, Abhanden, is described by New Music Box as “a virtuosic tour-de-force for solo cello… Wild’s approach to the material is soaring, lyrical, and bold… confirms that Wild is not only an exciting performer to watch, but also a wise programmer and collaborator.”

Marcos Balter – memória (for solo cello)

Marcos Balter’s composition “memória” can be found on Chris Wild’s 2015 album, “Abhanden.”

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Après L’Histoire – Highlights from Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du soldat”

The Chicago-based project “Après L’Histoire” takes Igor Stravinsky’s 1918 composition “The Soldier’s Tale” (with words by C.F. Ramuz) as its point of initiation, championing the life of its words and music with dramatic interpretations and by commissioning new works for the same performers.

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Beat Furrer – Solo (for solo cello)

Chris Wild’s live performance of Beat Furrer’s “Solo,” acclaimed as “insatiable” by The New York Times , was at the 2016 Frequency Festival at Constellation-Chicago as part of Ensemble Dal Niente’s concert “Hard Music, Hard Liquor.”

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