A native Edmontonian and a graduate of the University of Alberta, Christopher Taylor has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1975. Christopher studied with former ESO trombonist Dr. Malcolm Forsyth and furthered his education in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Before entering university he was a member of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, the Cosmopolitan Band, the Banff Festival Orchestra, and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble and the Festivo Brass Quintet. Since 1981, Christopher has held the position of Instructor of Bass Trombone and Brass Ensemble at the University of Alberta.
Christopher has appeared in the ITV Concert series with international artists such as Henry Mancini and Anne Murray, and in showbands with Bob Hope and Red Skelton. He is active as a freelance musician and has appeared as a soloist and chamber player in North America and Europe. Christopher's free time interests include hiking, sailing, painting, sculpture, photography and travel.