Christopher Moore established his workshop in 2001 after several years' work repairing and restoring fine stringed instruments. He is a graduate of the Chicago School of Violin Making, which is known for its emphasis on teaching quality craftsmanship in the tradition of the 17th and 18th century classical masters. While Moore's focus is handcrafting new cellos, he continues to repair and restore all stringed instruments, and occasionally finds time to build a mandolin or viola.

Prior to embarking on his career as a master craftsman, Moore attended the Georgia institute of Technology, where he studied industrial design at the nationally recognized College of Architecture.

Moore, an amateur cellist and guitarist, is married to Nadia Niggli, a maker of fine violins and violas.