Christopher Hanulik joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1984 and was appointed Principal Bass in 1987. Mr. Hanulik has also served as Principal Bass of the Cleveland Orchestra. During his tenure in Cleveland, he made numerous recordings including Histoire Du Soldat, conducted by Pierre Boulez for Deutsche Grammophon.
Mr. Hanulik appears regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society and on the Green Umbrella new music concerts. He has performed with the Miami String Quartet, Jacques Thibaud String Trio, the Chicago String Quartet, and the Calder Quartet. He has also performed with Gil Shaham, Cho Liang Lin, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Feltsman and Thomas Ades among others. Mr. Hanulik has also performed at the St. Barth Music Festival, Chamber Music Sedona, and La Jolla Summerfest.
Mr. Hanulik has served on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Kent/Blossom Summer Music Festival, Pepperdine University and California State University Northridge. He has given master classes at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro North Carolina, and in California at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Colburn School and The University of Southern California. He has also given master classes at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, Germany, and at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. He is currently on the faculties of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival.
Mr. Hanulik attended the Juilliard School where he studied with famed bass pedagogue Homer R. Mensch.
Christopher Hanulik last performed for La Jolla Music during SummerFest 2010