Christopher GLYNN

MA, ARAM, ARCO

Christopher Glynn performs widely as pianist and accompanist, working with many leading singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles in concerts, broadcast, and recordings throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.

He has accompanied singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Matthew Best, Claire Booth, Susan Bullock, Allan Clayton, Ronan Collett, Lucy Crowe, Sophie Daneman, Neal Davies, Bernarda Fink, Sarah Fox, Michael George, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Jonas Kaufmann, Julie Kennard, Andrew Kennedy, Yvonne Kenny, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Henk Neven, Ian Partridge, Hila Plitmann, Derek Lee Ragin, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, James Rutherford, Carolyn Sampson, Toby Spence, Bryn Terfel, Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams, Catherine Wyn Rogers and many others. He has also performed with instrumentalists including Julian Bliss, Natalie Clein, Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Daniel Hope and Jennifer Pike, with chamber groups including the Elias Quartet, Fitzwilliam Quartet, Alberni Quartet and London Winds, and with choirs including Consortium and The Sixteen.

Chris was born in Leicester and read music at New College, Oxford before studying piano with John Streets in France and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won every major award for piano accompaniment as well as the accompaniment prize in the 2001 Kathleen Ferrier competition and the 2003 Gerald Moore award.

Chris made his debut at Wigmore Hall in 2001 and has since performed there many times as well as in all the main UK concert halls and in major concert venues and festivals throughout the world. He has made recordings for labels including Hyperion, Decca, Signum, Erato, Coro and Cantoris. He has also made many studio recordings and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and for European television and radio. He is a Professor at the Royal College of Music and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music; he also works often with the Samling Foundation and has also adjudicated in several international competitions. Chris has devised programmes for the Wigmore Hall and the National Portrait Gallery and he is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival.

Recent highlights include a recording of the songs of Michael Head on Hyperion with Ailish Tynan, Catherine Wyn Rogers and Roderick Williams. Future plans include concerts at the Wigmore Hall and for the BBC, a US and Canadian tour with Kate Royal, recording projects for Hyperion, Signum, Decca and EMI, and concerts throughout Europe. Chris will also present a concert series entitled The Songs of Ravel and his circle at the Wigmore Hall.