Chris’ influential work as a flute maker, performer, composer, recording artist and visionary community builder has earned him worldwide recognition. His flute playing has appeared on more than 40 recordings and can be heard featured on numerous Hollywood soundtracks. Chris is the driving force behind Boxwood Festivals, inspiring thousands of musicians of all ages in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and on-line, . As a flute maker, he brings to bear a discernment forged over a 30-year career to make world-class flutes for traditional and early music. Chris’ awards and honors include a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal from the Senate of Canada, and a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Dalhousie University.