English composer, conductor, singer and teacher Christopher Brown was born in 1943, sang as a chorister at Westminster Abbey from the age of nine, won a choral scholarship to King's College Cambridge and studied composition with Lennox Berkeley at the Royal Academy of Music in London and with Boris Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin.
His output is largely choral and vocal, and he has won a series of prizes and awards for his music, but he has also written orchestral, chamber and instrumental music.
He has also sung in professional choirs in and around London, and he taught composition at the Royal Academy of Music for forty years. He is currently a composition supervisor at Cambridge University.
Spotlight. An Impressive Achievement - Geoff Pearce enjoys piano music by Christopher Brown. 'The writing requires a great deal from the pianist, both in technique and musical understanding and in this, Nathan Williamson excels.'
Ensemble. Touching Contributions - A concert by the Derwent Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler