Chris played Scottish fiddle music for six years before taking a brief excursion into the classical realm, completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Australian National University in 2006. He now plays neither, becoming a founding member of the unique The String Contingent. Chris’ great enthusiasm for fish, fishing, fish farming and fish spotting is almost balanced by his love of books, vintage cheese and organic gardening. He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Music Performance from the Victorian College of Arts in 2009 and now has a PhD in his sights. Despite a propensity towards excessive use of an over-developed vocabulary, a sad case of dyslexia leaves him struggling to spell his own middle name. It’s John.