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Chris Garofalo has been active as a pianist and accompanist in the Chicago area for over 25 years and has composed works for solo piano, voice, choir and chamber ensembles. As a soloist with orchestra, he has performed in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. In 1990, he appeared on the television series Music Alive! sponsored by the Chicago Department of Film and Entertainment. With a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, he has been the Director of Music at the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale since 1987 where he administers a program of classical music and professional soloists. He also maintains a private teaching studio. In addition, he serves as president and member of the Board of Directors for the Downers Grove Music Club as Education co-chair and for scholarship fund-raising.  Chris’ recording, Silhouettes, was released in November 2005. The CD features 12 original compositions for solo piano and the original song cycle Within the Circle of the Seasons with tenor Henry Pleas. The four poems are from Edward Searl’s collection of seasonal reflections Beggar’s Bouquet. Previous recordings, produced by Melinda Perrin, include:  Left Brain/Right Brain (1998), Earth Air Fire Water (1989), Luminaria (1990), and Soliloquy (1991). In 1999, he accompanied tenor Henry Pleas on his first CD:  Deep River : A Spiritual Journey. Chris’ Suite for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano  and Sonata for Flute and Piano will be featured in David Gaynes’ documentary film “Next Year in Jerusalem ”.


Chris Garofalo is a Steinway Artist.