Chris studied organ initially with Benjamin Saunders and subsequently at St Mary's Music School under the tutelage of Colin Tipple. He holds the L.T.C.L. with distinction in organ, and graduated in 2004 with his BMus (Hons) from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he studied organ with Jeffrey Makinson and Darius Battiwalla.
Chris studied the piano - with Paul Janes and latterly with Jeremy Young - concurrently with the organ while he was at the RNCM. He loves the piano and particularly the music of Chopin and Schubert.
During his studentship Chris was a consistent prize-winner, most notably the RNCM recital prize, awarded by internationally acclaimed concert organist, recording artist and juror, Jane Parker-Smith. This had special significance as Jane is one of Chris' great organist idols! It has been his enormous privilege to give recitals at Edinburgh’s McEwan and Usher Halls, Bromley Parish Church, Manchester and Chester Cathedrals, and York Minster. He has been invited to give recitals in many of the beautiful churches in Edinburgh.
On graduation Chris took up the post of organist at Pilrig St.Paul's Church in Edinburgh and spent two-and-a-half very happy years there before moving to Murrayfield Parish Church as their director of music. Early 2015 saw him bid a fond farewell to Murrayfield and take up his new post as organist at Broughton St Mary's Parish Church. In addition to his other freelance work as an organist and a healthy teaching schedule, Chris enjoys arranging music. He has a passion for 19th Century music, particularly the English Victorian and French Romantics.