Christopher Dwyer joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as second horn at the start of the 2020–21 season. He previously served for six seasons as the second horn of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under David Robertson. Mr. Dwyer has also held positions with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.
Additionally, Mr. Dwyer has frequently performed as a guest with other major symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Among his other festival appearances are the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, Music from Angel Fire, Bellingham, Norfolk, and the National Repertory Orchestra.
Mr. Dwyer received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Eli Epstein and then went on to study with Dale Clevenger as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Mr. Dwyer is an avid baseball fan, hiker, and craft beer enthusiast. He is married to flutist Laura Dwyer and they share their home with two lazy Persian cats.