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Christopher Martin is an American trumpet player who presently holds The Adolph Herseth Principal Trumpet Chair of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He previously performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (where he was principal trumpet) and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was appointed to his current post in 2005 by then-music director of the CSO, Daniel Barenboim. During his time in Chicago, Martin has given the world premiers of many trumpet concerti.
Martin is a native of Marietta, Georgia and an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer. He is a runner, and has completed marathons.