Born in 1997, Christopher Ellis has been described as “a rapidly rising cello star” (The Irish Times). As a soloist Christopher has performed internationally at SuperCello Festival Beijing, Piatigorsky Cello Festival Los Angeles, Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Pablo Casals Masterclasses France and Kronberg Academy Masterclasses and has appeared at festivals in Ireland including Kilkenny Arts Festival, Clandeboye Festival, Sligo Chamber Music Festival and Great Music in Irish Houses Festival. As an avid chamber musician, Ellis has shared the stage with Barnabás Kelemen, Lars Anders Tomter, Finghin Collins, The Vogler Quartet, Elina Vähälä, Marc Coppey, and recently performed at Espace Cardin as part of Theatre de la Ville concert series in Paris. Next season, Christopher will perform with The Lir Quartet all around Ireland and also at Aesynth Festival, a festival celebrating the phenomenon of synasthaesia through music and art. Christopher began his studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Aisling Drury Byrne and is currently completing a Masters degree at Paris Conservatoire with Marc Coppey. In 2018, Christopher received his batchelor degree from Paris Conservatoire, receiving the Premier Prix with the highest award, très bien a l’unanimité avec félicitations de jury. Christopher is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.