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Feb 6, 2015

Hailing from Columbus, OH, genre-defying violinist Christian Howes was classically trained on the string instrument from the age of five; an early signpost of the success that would follow him throughout his life. A soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at 16. Working with the legendary guitar pioneer Les Paul. Praise and accolades from prestigious jazz publications JazzTimes and Downbeat.

Christian continuously defies the boxed-in expectations of the violin as he gracefully explores genre after genre. He's plucked and bowed his way from one accomplishment to the next without letting personal detours hinder him. As a musician, educator and overall altruistic human being, he unceasingly uses his prodigious talent to expand the lives of others through his teaching and supporting multiple social causes. Our conversation touches on all these areas of his life. Enjoy!

For more information on all of Christian's endeavors, visit him online:

Don't just take my word for it that Christian's playing is quite phenomenal, witness his talent in these collection of clips:

Christian is also a podcaster. His new podcast, Creative Strings, features interviews, performances and discussions with Creative String players and music industry professionals.  Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio: or

Christian's brother, Lewis Howes, made this interview possible and hosts a podcast of his own, The School of Greatness. The goal of Lewis' podcast is to share stories from athletes, entrepreneurs and celebrities. You will be inspired! Subscribe to The School of Greatness:

Talk Music Talk Playlist/013: Christian Howes Edition
This week's TMT Spotify playlist showcases the astonishing diversity and technique of Christian Howes as a leader and in group settings. In just 10 selections featuring jazz, tango, fusion and more, there's no denying Christian covers the musical waterfront. Enjoy!


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