BIO

Based in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Master of Music (Performance), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Licentiate in Music, Australia
  • Associate in Music, Australia
  • Victorian Working With Children Check

Chris’s love for piano started at a very young age, after being introduced to the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Grieg by his grandmother. He now performs classical and contemporary music at events across Victoria, collaborating with composers, big bands, drama ensembles, choirs and performance artists.

Chris studied with notable pianists Ian HolthamJanine Sowden and Len Vorster at the University of Melbourne and went on to further his study of Taubman’s Approach to piano technique at the Golandsky Summer Symposium at Princeton University, USA.

Passionate about chamber music, Chris is the pianist in two trios – the Kalimna Trio who share a vision of unique programming and performing undiscovered gems, and the Daphnis Trio who have premiered the works of talented young composers. Chris has commissioned a solo piano work by composer Luke Speedy-Hutton, and has had the honour of playing several world premieres for piano and chamber ensembles.

Chris is passionate about supporting and providing opportunities for other emerging musicians, through his involvement in Concerts at St George’s. In his teaching, Chris employs a variety of approaches, and is particularly influenced by Orff Schulwerk  and Kodaly philosophies. One of his future endeavours is to create a program that brings world-class music education to remote parts of Australia.