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Nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, voted first place in the Downbeat Critics Poll (rising stars) in 2011, and voted among the top three jazz violinists in the Jazz Times Critics Poll (2013), Christian Howes headlined six nights at Lincoln Center in 2013 and recently toured Ukraine at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy. His most recent album on Resonance Records, "Southern Exposure", is available 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.


A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian helps string players and teachers expand into improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects through his Creative Strings Academy (online study), the annual week-long intensive Creative Strings Workshop, visits to schools around the world, and many instructional resources. Click here to visit our Education section.


"Arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz" -minneapolis tribune

Earl Maneein – EXTREME Violinist – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 23

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Bryan Wilson – Cellist, Composer, Subway Performer – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 22

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45 Un-Jazz Improvisations for Unaccompanied Violin

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Scott Laird – Teaching Functional Musicianship in Orchestra – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 21

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