A native of Los Angeles, pianist Christopher Goodpasture has presented acclaimed recitals across the United States, culminating in reviews in the Huffington Post, LA Opus, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the San Mateo Journal and the Washington Post and in live radio broadcasts on 88.5 KCSN and 91.5 KUSC. As a frequent recitalist he has presented concerts in recital series around Los Angeles including “Sunday’s Live” at the LACMA, “Music in the Mansions” in Beverly Hills, and “The Previews” in Manhattan Beach, CA. He has given concerts in prestigious venues around the country including most recently the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Sarasota Opera House in Florida, Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and the Richard M. Nixon Library and the Bing Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Among his competition accolades are 1st prize and public prize in the 2011 International Klaviersommer Competition in Germany and the 2008 American Fine Arts Festival Competition, 3rd prize in the highest division of the 2010 Los Angeles International Bicentennial Liszt Competition, and other prizes and distinctions from the USC Concerto Competition, the World International Piano Competition of Santa Fe, NM, and the MTAC and MTNA State Competitions. Festival appearances include performances at the Idyllwild Chamber Music Festival, the Eastern Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Beijing International Music Festival, The Banff Centre, the Internationaler Klaviersommer Festival in Bad Bertrich, Germany and the International Holland Music Sessions. Mr. Goodpasture has worked with a number of esteemed artists, teachers and ensembles including Peter Serkin, Klaus Hellwig, Pamela Frank, Claude Frank, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert Levin, Susan Starr, the Schubert Ensemble of London, and members of the Takacs, Ysaye, Guarneri, and Tokyo String Quartets. Mr. Goodpasture has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants such as the Town and Gown Scholarship, the Discovery Scholarship, the Leni Fe Bland Endowment and the Susan Torres Award for Pianists. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under John Perry and Stewart Gordon and received the 2011 Most Outstanding Graduate Award. Among his other former teachers and mentors are Norman Krieger and Yoshikazu Nagai. Currently, Mr. Goodpasture is pursuing an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under John Perry.