Christopher Laughlin, classical guitarist, has performed extensively across North America and around the world. Under the sponsorship of the United States Information Service he has toured on five continents, performing in Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Haiti, Austria, Yugoslavia, Romania, The Czech Republic, Cyprus, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, and Bolivia.
Mr. Laughlin has performed as soloist with the Symphony of the Shores, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Westshore Symphony, the St. Joseph Pro Musica, the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony String Quartet. As a recital soloist he has performed in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Toledo, Washington, and New Haven, and numerous other cities across North America. He has made two recordings for Peregrine Records, Danza!, and Simplicio.
Mr. Laughlin began his guitar studies at age 14 in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and a Master's degree from Yale University. In 1984 he was awarded a Fulbright Grant for study in Paris with Uruguayan guitarist Betho Davezac, continuing his studies for a second year with a grant from the French government. While living in Paris he won prizes in two international competitions, the Concours International de Guitar in Sable-sur-Sarthe, France, and the Concours International de l'U.F.A.M. in Paris.
Christopher Laughlin is the founder and director of the Christopher Laughlin School of Music in Northbrook, Illinois. He also serves as chairman of the Northbrook Arts Commission.
M.M., Yale University
B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music