Cellist Chris Young grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he began studying cello in the year 2000 after hearing a classmate perform at school. He graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, then went on to earn music degrees from the University of Miami and the University of Michigan. He also studied in the doctoral music program at the University of Washington. Currently, Chris works as a freelance cellist throughout the Puget Sound region. He serves as Assistant Principal Cello in Symphony Tacoma and teaches many private students in Seattle and Bellevue. His previous teachers include Richard Aaron, Crispin Campbell, Ross Harbaugh, Janet McIntosh, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, and Robert Tueller. Mr. Chris plays the cello made by Christopher Dungey that is generously loaned to him by the Wong/Engel Cello Library.