A native of Las Vegas, NV, Chris Castellanos has enjoyed prosperous and eclectic musical career. Upon joining the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the age of 18, Chris quickly established himself as a top call freelancer on the Las Vegas Strip, playing 1700 shows over a 6 year run of Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, with many additional shows for Spamalot and The Lion King as well as backing countless headliners on the Las Vegas Strip.
In late 2003, Chris found his passion as a chamber musician after joining the Dallas Brass for a 6 year tenure touring the U.S. and abroad. In 2009 Chris joined the prestigious Boston Brass as Hornist, Arranger and Co-Owner of the group, with whom he presently tours the world with over 180 days per year. In addition to his duties with the Boston Brass, Chris serves as principal horn of the Sinfonia Salt Lake and has frequently performed with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, Nevada Pops, Las Vegas Jazz Connection, Miami Ballet, Boca Sinfonia and the TAD Wind Symphony of Japan to name a few.
As an educator, Chris has covered every state in the US as well as 36 countries. Clinics and masterclasses include The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, The Sibelius Academy (Finland), The Bruckner Academy of Music (Austria), Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Royal Academy of Music (London), The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and many more.
Chris is a Yamaha Performing Artist and currently resides in Utah where he enjoys spending his time with his wife and two children.