Christopher Coletti: Biography
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Chris Coletti, a member of Canadian Brass since 2009, is a soloist, chamber music/orchestral musician and music educator. Comfortable in many musical styles, he has collaborated with a broad spectrum of musicians ranging from the Metropolitan Opera Brass, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. Chris also performs on the Baroque Trumpet with various early music ensembles.
Since joining the group, he has performed hundreds of concerts, TV and radio appearances around the world, recorded 9 billboard chart-topping/award-winning CDs, filmed multiple music videos, and arranged a plethora of music that the Brass has recorded and regularly performs.
Throughout his education Chris received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition Staten Island Symphony Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship, The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship, and The Manhattan School of Music President Scholarship. Among his numerous accolades, Chris also has perfect pitch, is a proficient whistler, and has the unique ability to sing an operatic high C.