A first violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1992, Christopher Pulgram served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster for the 2000-01 season. He is a member of the Atlanta Chamber Players and during the summers serves as Associate Concertmaster of the Wintergreen Performing Arts Orchestra.He has performed as soloist with that orchestra, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, and other orchestras in the U.S., Switzerland, and Italy.His recording experience is wide: in addition to his many recordings as part of the ASO, he has recorded with the eminent violinist Yehudi Menuhin and popular performers Usher and Collective Soul.
Mr.Pulgram joined the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra at the age of 13and served as its concertmaster during his high-school senior year. He graduated under the tutelage of Ruggiero Ricci from the University of Michigan School of Music, where he received the Norman F. Maier Distinguished Music Student Award. As winner of the Atlanta Pro-Mozart Society Competition, he attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria,where he coached with Sandor Vegh. After studies at the International Menuhin Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland, he toured in Europe, Canada,and the Far East, performing both as soloist and chamber musician with Menuhin and Camarata Lysy.