B i o g r a p h y
Christopher Jenkins is a performer and teacher in the Northern Virginia area. He has given performances both at home and abroad, from Spain and Argentina to locations in South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas, and Washington D.C. He has premiered works by various composers, notably Ralf Bauer. In addition to performance, Christopher has taught on the faculties of the George Mason University Potomac Arts Academy and the Eastern Mennonite University Preparatory Program.
He holds his Master's Degree in Music from the University of South Carolina School of Music where he studied with Christopher Berg and received his Bachelor's Degree from the George Mason University School of Music.
Since 2009, Christopher and Brett Floyd have been performing together as The Coda Duo. The duo has performed dozens of concerts and also won first prize in the UTB/TSC Classical Guitar Ensemble Competition in Brownsville, Texas. Brett and Christopher released Sonata Andaluz in 2010, which included a new three-movement work dedicated to The Coda Duo. In 2014, the duo released their second album, Spaces Between.
Christopher has performed in masterclasses for greats such as Pepe Romero, Martha Masters, Gilbert Biberian, Gallardo Del Rey, and Joaquin Clerch. Of special note, he has studied in a series of classes and instruction by renowned guitarist and composer Roland Dyens. In July of 2006, he studied classical guitar in Granada, Spain at the Interpretation of Spanish Song Festival where he appeared in concert at El Ladron de Agua Hotel.
Christopher's teaching interests lie in the study of guitar pedagogy, both in the private music studio as well as the classroom.
Christopher is a Hannabach Strings sponsored artist and performs on guitars by Baltimore luthier Ross Gutmeier and Michael Thames He resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with his wife and daughters. Christopher is also co-owner of Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards and The Valley Cork Wine Bar.