Christopher Guild, this year's Individual Richard Carne Junior
Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, will give
his inaugural piano recital on 11 September at the Old Royal Naval
A sought after collaborative artist, with a real flair for eclectic programming, Christopher travels the country giving acclaimed duo and chamber music performances. Recent concerto performances have included J.S. Bach's Concerto in D minor with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra under Sian Edwards, the Piano Concerto No.2 in F major of Shostakovich with the Westminster Philharmonic and Beethoven's Concerto No.5 with the Bristol Cathedral Players. Upcoming plans include violin and piano duo performances at St James's, Piccadilly and the Wigmore Hall.
Born in Elgin, Scotland in 1986, Christopher took lessons in piano and violin locally before entering St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh at the age of 13. 2001 saw his victory at the Moray Piano Competition aged 15, making him the youngest ever winner in the competition's history. In 2005 Christopher won a full scholarship to study under Andrew Ball at the Royal College of Music, London, from where he gained a First Class BMus (Hons), the MMus with Distinction, and the coveted Artist Diploma.
The Richard Carne Junior Fellowship for Individuals is designed to provide a dynamic young performer or composer with the means and the time to concentrate upon his or her personal artistic development with the support of Trinity Laban staff and full access to the Conservatoire's resources, whilst also developing his or her professional skills and contacts.
Available to external applicants as well as current Trinity Laban students and alumni, there is no upper age limit, though recipients will usually be aged 30 or under. Candidates should already have successfully completed formal studies at a level at least equivalent to a postgraduate diploma or degree, or be completing these studies in the academic year in which the application is made.