Chris Hamlen - Double Bass
Your instrument/position in the orchestra:
How old were you when you started playing your instrument?
When did you join the orchestra?
Bachelor of Music and Graduate Performance Degree, Peabody Institute of Music
New World Symphony Orchestral Training Academy
What made you choose your instrument?
Assembly demos at my elementary school, I wanted to play the biggest one.
In a few words or sentences, how would you describe yourself?
Easy going, organized, dedicated.
Great guest artists
Favorite Movie and/or TV Show:
Pretty much anything Sci-fi
Who would play you in a movie?
Young Tom Hanks
Most spicy foods
Most influential teachers:
John Hood, Robert Kesselman, Jeffrey Turner
Favorite pieces of music:
Mahler 5, Beethoven 4
Any amazing beach with clear ocean water.
What is your favorite thing about living in Grand Rapids?
Great local culture, food, beer, coffee.
Last words/parting thoughts:
Grand Rapids is a great city, and great cities have great orchestras.