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Chris Hamlen - Double Bass

 

Your name:

Chris Hamlen

 

Your instrument/position in the orchestra:

 Principal Bass

 

How old were you when you started playing your instrument?

10

 

Hometown:

Barto, Pennsylvania

 

When did you join the orchestra?

2011

 

Education:

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.

 

Inspirations:

Great guest artists

 

Favorite Movie and/or TV Show:

Pretty much anything Sci-fi

 

Who would play you in a movie?

Young Tom Hanks

 

Favorite foods:

Most spicy foods

 

Most influential teachers:

John Hood, Robert Kesselman, Jeffrey Turner

 

Favorite pieces of music:

Mahler 5, Beethoven 4

 

Dream vacation/trip:

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.