photo by Al Groft

photo by Al Groft

Violist Christopher Para, associate professor of music at Bucknell University, has appeared throughout the US, Canada and England in concerto, recital and chamber music performances. Formerly principal viola of the Naples-Marco Philharmonic, Mr. Para is Music Director of the Bucknell University Orchestra.  His conducting credits include the Martinu Philharmonic and the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra (London), among many others.  A much sought-after teacher of violin and viola, Mr. Para holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music with additional studies at the Guildhall School of Music (London).