Chris Fossek, Guitarist and Composer, has performed as a soloist and in ensembles in such venues as the Olympic Stadium of Rome, the RedCat Theater at Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, The Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, and the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. He is also a Top-Ten Billboard charting recording artist and composer.
Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance from the California Institute of the Arts, where he was greatly inspired by his mentor, world-renowned guitarist, improvisor, and composer, Miroslav Tadić.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, and raised studying classical piano music, Chris lived extensively in Italy, where he studied piano with Stefania Bellodi in Modena, and attended the faculty of DAMS at the University of Bologna. He also lived in Spain and Germany, and has traveled extensively throughout the “Greater Mediterranean” in countries such as Portugal, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Lebanon and Turkey. His compositions are a unique blend of classical music, flamenco, Eastern European folk music, and rock ‘n’ roll. Chris and his music were featured in a film by acclaimed photographer Bruce Weber, and he was the subject of the documentary short From Water to Wind, that debuted at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival as an Official Selection. In 2017 he released his debut album Camino Cielo, to both critical and popular acclaim.