PROM 32: August 17
Chris is a Grammy award-winning pianist and accompanist, praised for his 'breathtaking sensitivity' (Gramophone), 'irrepressible energy, wit and finesse' (The Guardian), 'perfect fusion of voice and piano' (BBC Music Magazine) and as 'an inspired programmer' (The Times). He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, programming around sixty events each year in beautiful and historic venues across North Yorkshire.
He appears in recital with many leading artists, including Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark Ainsley, Benjamin Appl, Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan, Julian Bliss, Claire Booth, Ian Bostridge, Adrian Brendel, Susan Bullock, Allan Clayton, Michael Collins, Dame Sarah Connolly, Lucy Crowe, Sophie Daneman, Joshua Ellicott, Bernarda Fink, Matthew Gee, Steven Isserlis, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Christiane Karg, Jonas Kaufmann, Yvonne Kenny, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, James Newby, Mark Padmore, Ian Partridge, Rowan Pierce, Rachel Podger, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, Kathryn Rudge, Nicky Spence, Toby Spence, Bryn Terfel, Sir John Tomlinson, Robin Tritschler, Ailish Tynan, Adam Walker, Roderick Williams, Elizabeth Watts and many others. He also plays chamber music with ensembles such as the Albion, Brodsky, Elias and Heath Quartets, and works regularly with choirs including The Sixteen.