Chris is a post-graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he graduated with distinction and was also awarded the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music which is for an outstanding performance in your final recital and also a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. Chris has had professional tuition from James Watson, Rod Franks, Robert Farley, Mark David, John Hutchins, Philippe Schartz, Daniel Newell, Ross Brown, Paul Beniston and Paul Archibald and has performed in masterclasses with Reinhold Friederich, Eric Aubier and Malcolm McNab, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Dereck Watkins, Canadian Brass, Boston Brass, Onyx Brass and Fine Arts Brass.
An experienced performer, Chris has performed with many professional organisations and ensembles, performed on several recordings and has just recorded his debut solo CD. Despite having a busy performance schedule, Chris also enjoys teaching the trumpet to students, both in schools and privately.
Chris has performed at countless functions including weddings, corporate events and graduation ceremonies as a soloist as well as running the Inner City Brass Quintet, a young ensemble that is quickly on the rise in London.
Winning awards and competitions from a young age, Chris has more recently has been featured as a soloist performing the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Bach's Brandenburg 2.
Repertoire List - (sample)
Trumpet Voluntary - J. Stanley
Prince of Denmark's March - J. Clarke
Trumpet Tune - H. Purcell
Trumpet Tune from 'Indian Queen' - H. Purcell
La Rejoussance from 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' - G.F. Handel
Prelude from 'Te Deum' - M.A. Charpentier
London - Available to perform across the UK (subject to additional travel expenses).