American flutist and classical crossover artist with a twist of pop/rock fusion
Christopher Leigh is one of a new breed of classically trained crossover artists. She is taking music, that many find dull and boring, and kicking it into high gear!
What is unique about her is, unlike other crossover artists, 2Cellos, David Garrett or The Piano Guys, she is not a string player! She is a flutist and she is to flute what Lindsey Stirling is to violin – without the stomp! She’s taken traditionally classical works like Tartini’s Devil’s Trill and transformed it into pure rock. You may hear others doing flute covers of pop/rock songs, but not like this. Check out her cover of David Essex’s “Rock On.” And yes, that’s a flute, not an electric guitar!
Her music training began when she was about 10 years old, first on the piano and soon after on the flute. She was mainly studying classical and band music, yep she was a band geek, when she was introduced to the work of violinist Vanessa Mae and her kicked up versions of classical pieces like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue. But, it was the first time she heard the string quartet Bond, while shopping with her mom in Wal-Mart, that she became inspired to pursue classical pop/rock fusion and find new and different ways to create her own brand of classical music.
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