About Chris

Now based in Gloucestershire, Chris has been a professional musician for over 25 years. During which time he has performed live and in the recording studio with bands, theatre companies, guitar ensembles and as a soloist playing a variety of styles including rock, blues, classical, jazz and flamenco. He has led a number of workshops and guitar groups covering a wide range of musical genres, age groups and abilities.

 

He currently teaches classical, electric, acoustic and bass guitar at Gloucestershire primary and secondary schools and is a tutor for South West Music School and Cotswold Music Tutors.  He has appeared regularly on the judging panel for South Cotswold Rotary Young Musician of the Year. He also plays electric guitar with the Gloucestershire based alternative rock band, Sonnitus.

 

As a soloist. Chris performs at weddings, celebrations and corporate events as well as the occasional public recital. His performances have been described as, "highly colourful and uniquely expressive, fully capturing the character of the music."

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Originally from London, Chris began studying the classical guitar at the age of 10 and won the Young Musician of Enfield competition at 18. His guitar tutors have included David Russell and Antonio Albanes, who he studied with at the London Guildhall School of Music. He went on to achieve a distinction for his Trinity College London, Licentiate Recital Diploma in classical guitar. Further studies on the electric guitar led to an upper level London College of Music Diploma.

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