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Christopher Guild is an award-winning pianist based in London, UK. He is a highly sought-after recitalist and concerto soloist, making his name among the musical elite across England's music societies and concert series', including the Park Lane Group in London. A graduate of the Royal College of Music holding a BMus (Hons), MMus and the coveted Artist Diploma, he is already very much in demand as a teacher to all ages and abilities.

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"Chris is a naturally creative and innovatory musician with strong communicative powers. His technical prowess is considerable but is always at the service of his musical insight. Such pianists are rare ... He is a wonderful advocate for new music."

- Royal College of Music, London

Christopher Guild is a pianist originally from Speyside, in the north of Scotland. He studied 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 Artist Diploma. He was also the recipient of the RCM's Frank Merrick Prize 2006, the Beatrice Leigh Prize 2008 and the Sarah Mundlak Memorial Prize 2009.

As a soloist Christopher has performed concertos by Shostakovich and Haydn with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra and St Paul’s Sinfonia, and has given recitals in numerous prestigious venues throughout the UK such as Steinway Hall and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. His work as a chamber musician includes World Premiers at venues such as the Cadogan Hall, and in performances of the vocal quartet repertoire of Brahms and Hüber at St John’s, Smith Square. Christopher has also performed as an orchestral keyboardist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia, under such conductors as Vladimir Jurowski, Marin Alsop and Andreas Delfs. His television appearances include hand-doubling for the ‘Masterclass’ episode of ITV Drama Midsomer Murders (aired October 2010). In 2010 Christopher was invited to become a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme Artist for 2011-12.

Christopher Guild's studies at the Royal College of Music were supported by the Dewar Arts Awards, the Robertson Scholarship Trust, the Alistair Maclachlan Memorial Trust, the Cross Trust, the Royal Caledonian Schools Trust, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Hope Scott Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarships Trust, the RCM Foundation, Michael Whittaker Scholarship, and an Ian Fleming Award administered by the Musician's Benevolent Fund.

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