"Being a Richard Carne Junior Fellow here at
Trinity Laban is a real one-off opportunity for career development:
to gain a foothold in the arduous climb that can be the musical
profession. What I hope to achieve later in life is to be
found in the realms of high-level coaching, and most particularly
in the research and performance of contemporary and lesser known
music and TL really has the people who can keep me on the straight
and narrow. From the word 'go' it was evident how supportive
the staff are of my ideas, whilst being constructive and
illuminating. Within weeks I secured the promise of a major
record label to distribute my first solo album, something which
would not have happened without the helpful suggestions of staff in
the Piano & Organ Department. The students really look up
to you and there's an enthusiastic buzz around the campus which
I've not found in any other UK conservatoire. Such a
combination of qualities makes for a truly great experience, and is
a real boost for when you head in to the big wide world."
Christopher Guild is 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.