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Christopher Vitas

Christopher Vitas is an accomplished violinist in San Diego. He has performed with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Starlight Theatre, the Old Globe Theatre, Lamb‘s Players Theatre, Pacific Chamber Opera, San Diego Repertory Theatre and the Grand Ole Opry. He performs on record albums, CDs, motion picture soundtracks, and radio and television commercials. Chris has also shared the stage with Lyle Lovett, Robert Plant, Jimmie Page, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, the Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Lane, Tony Bennett, John Tesh, David Benoit, and more. Chris can be found in different concert venues performing around the San Diego area, such as the San Diego County Fair. He is equally adept at playing Classical, Gypsy Jazz, traditional Irish, Jazz, New Age, pop and show tunes. Chris performs on both acoustic violins and 4, 5, and 6 string electric violins, with full pedal effects and tracks.

Some of the venues Chris has performed at most recently include:

The Prado, with Patrick Berrogain, doing Gypsy Jazz

The Roxy Restaurant, in Encinitas, with Peter Sprague

The Encinitas Library Concert Series

The Julian Library Concert Series

The San Diego Folk Festival, with the Swing West Band

The Del Mar Fair, various music stages, as Kharmaman, solo Jazz and New Age

Dizzy’s, in concert with Keltik Kharma, Art Johnson, Cindy Lee Berryhill, and others

The Belly Up Tavern, with Cindy Lee Berryhill

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Primary Instrument



San Diego

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


Chris teaches jazz, bluegrass, Irish, improv.


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