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Mr Christopher Guild

Biography

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Teaching information:

Chris's main teaching focus is the piano, but also teaches Musicianship (at Junior Trinity) and classroom music from Key Stages 3 to 5, Theory and Aural at the Godolphin School. Chamber Music coaching features prominently in his working life and a number of ensembles have progressed far in the Pro Corda National Schools Chamber Music Competition under his guidance.

Whilst insistent that music making be enjoyed and developed for its own sake, and as a way of enriching one's life, Chris regularly prepares and enters students for both ABRSM and Trinity College practical exams. He teaches all ages and abilities, and in the last year guided his students towards successes in the ATCL (one student having achieved 92%) and LTCL performance diplomas - as well as a string of Distinctions in Grade exams.

From September Chris will base his private teaching practice at Salisbury Methodist Church, his principle teaching day being a Tuesday (though likely to extend in to Wednesday subject to demand). He offers weekly and fortnightly lessons in Classical Piano, Music Theory (up to Grade 8), readily provides Aural coaching, and also mentors students studying for the GCSE and A-Level Music Performance papers.


Concert biography:

"The rhythmic vivacity and crispness of his delivery, the subtlety of his pedalling, the incisiveness of attack with never a hint of heaviness, and his range of keyboard colour are such that Iím sure the composer himself would have applauded... All in all this is a splendid achievement." - Calum MacDonald, International Record Review.

Scottish pianist Christopher Guild is in demand as a recital artist, concerto soloist and collaborative pianist, with concert engagements taking him across the UK. Performances have included those given at St Jamesís Piccadilly, the Wigmore Hall and St Johnís, Smith Square, as well as numerous recitals for music societies under the auspices of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Christopherís concerto appearances have seen him work with conductors such as Sian Edwards, as well as with numerous non-professional orchestras. He has recorded CDs for Champs Hill Records, with violinist Diana Galvydyte, and for Toccata Classics, as a soloist and with violist Elena Artamonova.

As a chamber musician and ensemble musician, Christopher appeared as a Park Lane Group Young Artist at Londonís QEH Purcell Room, and the Wigmore Hall, and was also a Parkhouse Award finalist in 2013 with Diana Galvydyte. He has worked with the composer Judith Weir towards performances of her solo piano work The Art of Touching the Keyboard and the British premiere of her piece for mixed ensemble, Blue Green Hill. Christopher has appeared live as a collaboartive pianist on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' and his performance of Haydn's B minor Sonata at the Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group in 2015 has also been broadcast by Radio 3. Christopher has also appeared at the Royal Greenwich International String Quartet Festival (2013) with the Benyounes Quartet. He has also appeared as an orchestral keyboardist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia in works by Schnittke, Philip Glass (the European Premiere of Icarus at the Edge of Time) and Franz Schreker. His repertoire is far-ranging, from the sonatas of Beethoven, through Stockhausen and Carter to the present day.

Born in Scotland in 1986, Christopher Guild studied piano and violin locally before entering St Maryís Music School, Edinburgh aged 13. He took top honours in the Moray Piano Competition 2001 - he remains the youngest winner to this day. Christopher entered the Royal College of Music in 2005 as a Foundation Scholar and studied for six years with Andrew Ball, gaining a First Class BMus (Hons), and the MMus and Artist Diploma with Distinction. He went on to be the Richard Carne Junior Fellowship in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 2012-13. Christopher now combines performing and recording with extensive teaching commitments, at Junior Trinity in London and as Head of Instrumental Music at the Godolphin School in Salisbury.

Contact Christopher

Address: Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00

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