Christopher Pawlowski grew up in Plano, Texas and began his bassoon studies in 2006 under Peter Unterstein of the Fort Worth symphony. He played bassoon in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for two years, under Maestro Richard Giangiulio Additionally, in the summer of 2012, Pawlowski performed on a two week European tour with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as principal bassoon. He is currently pursuing his M.M. in Music Performance at Temple University studying under Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Pawlowski earned his B.M. in Music performance from Southern Methodist University studying under Wilfred Roberts, former Principal Bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During his studies, Pawlowski has played in both the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and the Meadows Wind Ensemble for four years and is a founding member of ‘Ricky and The Quintettes’, a professional Woodwind Quintet based in Dallas, Texas. He has played in several master classes and has attended several music festivals including the Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the National Orchestral Institute (NOI). Pawlowski can be heard playing principal bassoon with the NOI festival orchestra on John Harbison's Symphony No. 4 in a soon to be released album recorded under the NAXOS label. Pawlowski was also the principal bassoonist of the 2016 season of Orchestre de la Francophonie.