Chris Fensom is currently principal trumpet of the WSO. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, he studied under James Thompson, Robert Earley and Charles Daval at McGill University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. He received his Master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY with a performer’s certificate while studying with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer.
Prior to playing with the WSO, he held positions with the Virginia Symphony, the Dallas Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also played with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Montreal Symphony and the Chicago Symphony. His passion outside of music includes golfing at many of the golf courses around the Winnipeg area. Chris Fensom is a Yamaha Performing Artist.