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Chris Thile

Europe / International

Widely regarded as one of the most interesting and inventive musicians and composers of his generation, Chris Thile has changed the mandolin forever. He excels not only in the instrument’s Baroque origins and its Bluegrass, Folk and Country stylings, but also uses his virtuosity to bring a new voice to Jazz, Contemporary Music and even Rock arrangements. Punch Brothers, his current band, is an international sensation that continues to garner praise for their adventurous and complex performances. Thile was named a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow, released a solo album featuring Bach’s sonatas in August 2013, and won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album with Edgar Meyer for their Bass and Mandolin.