The music of contemporary violinist Chris Waechter delivers emotion and ambiance to every venue that he plays, indoor and outdoor, demonstrating the wide range of styles and songs that can be translated to the violin and how well they complement Lake Tahoe's stunning environment.
Chris Waechter is an original contemporary violist in South Lake Tahoe, California. Initially classically trained, he has incorporated rock, pop, country, jazz, and alternative into his extraordinary performances.
Waechter has been extensively involved in music from age five. Beginning on piano, his new passion for the viola initiated a promising string career. When he was twelve years old he began taking lessons under the influential Munjoon Alison of the New West Symphony and with Barbara Corbato of the Grand Rapids Symphony through college.
Chris received a music scholarship during his college career and has appeared at The Cave, The Ventura Artwalk, The Henry Ford Museum, the Reagan Library, the Historic Thunderbird, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, the Chart House, Devos and Brown Bag Showcases, Revivus Music Festival, the Venice Canals, on the streets of Denver, Lincoln, Santa Monica, Ventura, Holland, South Lake Tahoe, Charleston, Santa Barbara, and at various colleges. He has also played with groups such as the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, Charmante String Quartet, Hope College Symphony, Chapel Band, Steve Talaga, and The Brilliance. The Emerson String Quartet, Trio Solisti, and Brentana String Quartet master classes also provided his exceptional playing style that he brings to his audiences.
Waechter plays live and incorporates hit songs into a contemporary orchestra accompanying solo. He has stopped cars on the streets and left people wondering in amazement with his engaging and exceptional shows.
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I would give Lake Tahoe Violin Weddings 20+ stars if it was an option! Chris played for our destination outdoor mountain wedding and cocktail hour on 8-10-18. The day was perfect, and his violin skills were AMAZING!! As a bride you usually have a million things going on, and he was so good, even I stopped to just listen and take it in for a minute! Our guests could not get over how talented he is, and his ability to not just play classical music but also more current favorites too, and he even played guests requests! He truly helped create the perfect ambiance for our BIG day and we cannot thank him enough!
-Jennifer, Bride, 2018
Chris was amazing at our outdoor wedding. He played all of our ceremony and reception music and was a big hit with all our guests who loved his great variety of everything from classical to pop covers. He also stayed overtime to play his unique cover of our first dance song . We were very happy to have him as a part of our wedding!
-Kelly, Bride, 2018
We hired Chris Waechter to play the violin for the ceremony and cocktail hour at our son's wedding at Edgewood. Chris is talented, musical, professional and easy to work with. He happily played the music we requested during the wedding ceremony. Having live music made the wedding ceremony that much more beautiful. I would highly recommend Chris.
-Mother of the Groom, 2018
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