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Chris Bishop

Horn Player, Teacher


Trinity Laban provided me with access to the most inspiring and accomplished instrumentalists and academics, creating an environment where I could thrive. Alongside passionate colleagues working across jazz, contemporary, orchestral and chamber music, I graduated with knowledge and experience not just for live performance and recording, but also for the wider musician’s role as career manager, educator and mentor.

Chris Bishop
Chris Bishop standing cross armed in front of colourful graffiti wall


Chris Bishop completed a Postgraduate Diploma in French horn in 2005. After a period as a freelance player, Chris was appointed Associate-Principal Horn with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and moved to South Africa in 2007. His career includes ballet, opera and recording work, and has also afforded opportunities to perform with artists such as Gregory Porter and Nas. As an educator Chris has built up a wealth of experience as a teacher and ensemble coach.  

Since 2013, Chris has been the Director of Music at the Morris Isaacson Centre for Music in Soweto, and in 2018 he founded #ExcerptsForAnxiety.