Chris Castro


His new work, Canções dos Desassossego (Songs of Disquiet), will be written for the Lyris Quartet and soprano Sharon Harms and premiered in 2023. His music has been performed by Sharon Harms and the Composers Conference Ensemble under James Baker (Two Songs from Brooklyn Narcissus), the St. Louis Symphony under David Robertson (Choruses III), pianists Sarah Cahill and Eric Zivian (IV – I), piano duo HereNowHear (Beethausenstro – Castockhoven) and the Lydian String Quartet (Choruses IV). He is the 2022 Guest Composer for the James Tenney Memorial Symposium, composing and collaborating with the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble. Starting in August 2022 he will join the faculty of Chapman University as Assistant Professor of Composition. He has a Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from UC Davis and a Bachelor’s in Music from the Juilliard School in both double bass and composition.