Christopher Kachian, guitarist, has given over 500 performances throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. From 1986 – to the present, he performed regularly with three German orchestras: Heidelberger Kammerorchester, Kammerensemble Cologne and Radio Symphonie Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks. American performances include over 1000 solo and chamber music concerts, the vast majority of them dedicated to works written in the last twenty years, including over thirty works for guitar and seven concerti. He performs regularly with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Opera.
Since 1984, Dr Kachian has directed one of the largest guitar programs in the USA at the University of St Thomas where he is professor of music. He has lectured in European, American, Twentieth-Century, World Music, United States Music, American Popular Music, Film Music, Guitar Pedagogy and Guitar Literature. Dr Kachian is the editor of the guitar column for String Notes, the journal of the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teacher's Association/National String Orchestra Association. In 2001 - 2005, he became the Director of Guitar Studies for MMTA for whom he co – authored the nation’s first multi-genre guitar pedagogy syllabus.
Recent engagements include master classes, concertos, solo and chamber music concerts in Sweden and Germany, performances of premiers of Astor Piazzolla’s Double Concerto and Franz Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, a series of all-Bach concert with keyboardist, David Jenkins, with the Society for the Doctrinal Affectation of Baroque Music, an early music ensemble. This year, he finished a recording of the vocal works with guitar by Carol Barnett on the Innova label and aonther CD of the complete gamba sonatas arranged for guitar.