Christopher Glynn Consortium Choir

Biographies

Christopher Glynn

Christopher Glynn performs widely as pianist and accompanist, working with many leading singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles in concerts, broadcast, and recordings throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.

He has accompanied singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Bryn Terfel, Dame Felicity Lott, Susan Bullock, Bernarda Fink, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Crowe, Sophie Daneman, Michael George, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Yvonne Kenny, Ian Partridge, Carolyn Sampson, Toby Spence, Joan Rogers and many others. He has also performed with instrumentalists including Julian Bliss, Natalie Clein, Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Daniel Hope and Jennifer Pike, with chamber groups including the Elias Quartet, Fitzwilliam Quartet, Alberni Quartet and London Winds, and with choirs including Consortium and The Sixteen.

Chris was born in Leicester and read music at New College, Oxford before studying piano with John Streets in France and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won every major award for piano accompaniment as well as the accompaniment prize in the 2001 Kathleen Ferrier competition and the 2003 Gerald Moore award.

Chris made his debut at Wigmore Hall in 2001 and has since performed there many times as well as in all the main UK concert halls and in major concert venues and festivals throughout the world. He has made recordings for labels including Hyperion, Decca, Signum, Erato, Coro and Cantoris. He has also made many studio recordings and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and for European television and radio. He is a Professor at the Royal College of Music and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music; he also works often with the Samling Foundation and has adjudicated in several international competitions. Chris has devised programmes for the Wigmore Hall and the National Portrait Gallery and in 2010 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival.

Recent highlights include a recording of the songs of Michael Head on Hyperion with Ailish Tynan, Catherine Wyn Rogers and Roderick Williams. Future plans include concerts at the Wigmore Hall and for the BBC, a US and Canadian tour with Kate Royal, recording projects for Hyperion, Signum and Decca and concerts throughout Europe. In 2011/12 Chris will also curate a concert series entitled ‘The Songs of Ravel and his circle’ for the Wigmore Hall.