The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair
Christopher Caudill began playing the horn at age ten while living in London, England, with his family. Piano and violin lessons had failed to do the trick, but a London Symphony concert at the Barbican with famous soloist Barry Tuckwell made him fall in love with the horn. At Northwestern University he studied with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s solo horn Dale Clevenger and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He spent two summers at Tanglewood, and toured Russia with the American-Russian Youth Orchestra.
He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach for three years (where he met his future wife, NCS horn section colleague Rachel Niketopoulos) before being invited to play Principal Horn for a season with the Honolulu Symphony. After two seasons with the Virginia Symphony he joined the North Carolina Symphony in 2003.
He has performed on natural horn with North Carolina Baroque, the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra), and most recently with Atlanta Baroque.