Chas Elliott

Double Bass

Chas Elliott

Chas Elliott joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1989. Prior to this position, he was Principal Bass of the Canadian Opera Company, National Ballet of Canada, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Chas was born in Toronto into a very artistic family. With artist Douglas Elliott and soprano Elizabeth Elliott as parents, music was always a priority. His teachers have included Thomas Monohan, Franco Petracchi, Warren Benfield, and Eugene Levinson.

Very active in the Toronto recording scene, Chas has played on many feature films, television series, and specials, including Agnes of God, Moonstruck, Crash, Road to Avonlea, Robocop, and The Arrow, to name only a few. He has also played on the recordings of many artists, such as The Scorpions, Hagood Hardy, Holly Cole, The Rankin Family, Classical Kids, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Louis Quilico, and Glenn Gould’s Wagner: Siegfried Idyll.

After a hiatus of nearly twenty years, Chas has returned to the electric bass to pursue some musical dreams...and not a moment too soon. He is a founding member of the Canadian Roots Rock band, PorkBelly Futures.

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