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Mr Chris Smith
Mr Chris Smith

Biography

Chris began playing Cornet at the age of 5, influenced by the brass band sounds he heard whilst attending the Salvation Army. By the age of 9, he had achieved Distinction in ABRSM Grade III, and as he progressed went on to achieve higher grades in ABRSM Performance and Theory.<br />
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In his school years, Chris was very active in taking part in a variety of concerts in and outside of school, including regular performances at local hospitals. In his final year, Chris won Best Soloist Prize of 2009 in a local competition, driving him on to go and achieve more higher honours. <br />
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Chris has attended various music summer schools and courses, benefitting greatly from well renowned performers such as Richard Marshall and Phillip Cobb.<br />
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In September 2010, he began studying a BA (Hons) Music at Leeds College of Music, under the direction of Dave Hooper and Murray Greig. He continues to be part of the various ensembles the college has to offer, including the Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Whilst studying at College, Chirs was also able to spend time at a local school working with the students on musical projects, and also took the opportunity to perform in the Pit Orchestra for a production of The Sound of Music at Leeds' Carriageworks Theatre.<br />
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In March 2011, Chris was pleased to accept the role of Principal Cornet in Lindley Brass Band, performing in numerous concerts and contests. This was a position he held until leaving College. <br />
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After leaving Music College, Chris began to engage with other orchestras and gained invaluable professional playing time onboard Cruise liners where he travelled the world, gaining more exposure to various musical styles and artists.<br />
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In the summer of 2015, he was invited to be a music tutor in the USA at the James B. Anderson Music & Arts Conservatory, Virginia, taking part in the Washington D.C Independence Parade. During his time in America he was able to be part of the Territorial Music Institute, Texas, where he was appointed Principal of the Richard. E Holz Brass Band. One of the highlights of this experience was performing the US National Anthem before the Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Baseball match.<br />
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Currently he plays with Salvo Brass Band, performing regular concerts and participating in the Whit Friday March Contests.<br />
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Chris has also been a part of Cambridgeshire Music Service since January 2016.<br />
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He is always looking for new ways to engage with new students and by using the knowledge he has gained to meet their musical requirements.

Contact Chris

Address: Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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