Arguably the most intriguing young
violinist in jazz.

- Minneapolis Tribune


Nominated recently for jazz “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, Christian was voted first place in the 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll (rising stars/jazz violin). The Minneapolis Tribune calls Christian “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz." He performs worldwide with his own ensembles and as a guest soloist with orchestras and bands, and is widely regarded as one of the leaders in jazz violin. His performances are often accompanied by educational outreach activities. His most recent album on Resonance Records, "Southern Exposure", featuring Richard Galliano, is available on this site at the shop. Click here to visit our Performance section.


Christian Howes String Productions provides affordable string arrangements and remote, online string recording for albums, commercials, films, video games, and more. We also provide remote tracking of other instruments, score preparation, orchestration, transcription and more. Our clients include top producers and composers worldwide. Click here to visit our Production section.


Formerly an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian helps string players and teachers expand into improvisation, composition and go beyond the constraints of classical music training. He founded the Creative Strings Academy, an online school for improvising on jazz violin, cello, viola, and bass. He also offers the annual Creative Strings Workshop, a week-long workshop where string players can learn jazz and improvisation. Learn more about his instructional resources at the shop, or find out about his outreach and residency activities through the education tab. Click here to visit our Education section.