Christopher Hill is an award-winning conductor with a number of international appearances, including with the Danish National Radio Orchestra (2012). He also founded the South Bay Symphony in Silicon Valley (2014). For several years (2008 - 2010), he led the orchestral program at the University of New Hampshire and was the Music Director of the Portsmouth (NH) Symphony. He has been invited to compete in several of the most important conducting competitions, including the Nikolai Malko (2012), the Dmitris Mitropoulous (2010), and the Cadaqués (2010) by such legendary artists as Lorin Maazel and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He studied and lived in Munich, Germany (2010) as a Solti Career Award recipient. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2012) and the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan (2005).
He is the founder of Modulation Labs, a technology company that focuses on software development and projects within the classical music industry. He is particularly interested in using software to drive audience engagement and development. Chris has also held lead software architecture and engineering roles as a consultant with a number of companies in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley and Seattle, including Fortune 500 companies like General Electric, BlackRock, Apple, Virgin, Harvard and startups like AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco) and HyTrust.
Chris lives in Southern California, where he enjoys running and hiking in some of the most beautiful country there is. He spends time in the evening with Gustav, his Maltese.