Born and raised in Honolulu, Chris Yick is a dynamic musician and entrepreneur. He is a doctoral candidate at UC Santa Barbara and has a graduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music under Jeremy McCoy. He is a member of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and Founder of the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival. Inspired by a love for chamber music and a desire to give back to his home state, Chris combines his passion for artistry and business. He is a graduate of The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University where he studied with Daniel Tosky and Jeffrey Turner. Chris plays on a bass made by Arnold Schnitzer (AES #36 2014). As a student of the McDuffie Center, Chris performed in Carnegie Hall while being featured on NPR’s Performance Today, and played on the album “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra” by Robert McDuffie and Mike Mills (R.E.M. ). Chris has participated in festivals including the Hawaii Contrabass Festival, Oberlin Double Bass Workshop, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, FOOSA, and Festival Napa Valley: Blackburn Music Academy. Recent appearances include the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Rome Chamber Music Festival, and a return to Napa Valley.