Guitarist Christopher Teves was born in New York City and grew up in the contrasting worlds of the Philippines and Pittsburgh. As a wedding and distinguished event musician, he has performed extensively throughout the greater Charleston area including the five star Sanctuary Hotel, historic churches and plantations, beaches, and venues in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Beaufort and Savannah. Teves performs exquisite music for every occasion including traditional classical repertoire, jazz standards, and his many of his own renditions of popular music (James Taylor, Adele, Jack Johnson, Beatles, and more!) Enjoying collaborations with some of the most dynamic and exciting musicians, Teves performs with North Charleston Pops! Founder and flutist Tacy Edwards, Celtic fiddler Mary Taylor, cellist Andrew Mille, and jazz vocalist Lis Adams. As a soloist and recitalist he has performed at the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Bruno Walter Library series in New York, the Washin gton D.C. Classical guitar society, and with orchestras in the Czech Republic, Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina.
Teves has studied at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), Cincinnati College Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music. Currently he teaches on the faculty of Charleston Southern University and privately at Clelia’s Guitar Studio. He is featured on three CD’s, Guitar America (solo guitar), the Water is Wide (with flutist Tacy Edwards, available on iTunes and cdbaby) and Hauntings (with the Moravian Philharmonic, also on iTunes.) His many published arrangements are available from Sheet Music Plus. In addition to playing the guitar he enjoys running, carries on a love affair with his mandolin, and plays ukulele and bass. omposer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Teves has been writing, producing, and performing music in a wide array of styles and mediums. His musical voice has been expressed through the intimate sounds of solo classical guitar (Maria Cristina Falls, 2017), large scale orchestral arrangements (Motown Fantasy, 2016, premiered by the North Charleston Pops!), music for the short film medium (Dustin and Hoffman, 2014, premiered at the Charleston Film Festival) and chamber music (Wild Things, suite for 14 chamber winds, 2019 premier by the Charleston Southern University Chamber Winds.) Always seeking new palettes of musical color, he’s produced tracks in his home studio which have incorporated combinations of purely electronic sounds (When I Close My Eyes, 2015), electric guitars with computer generated sounds (Stars on a Winter Sky, 2015), and folk inspired tracks with guitars, mandolin, ukulele, and bass (Winter Woods, 2015.)