Christopher Guild

"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

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.

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