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Biography

Hailed as a pianist with "astounding technique… startling poise and control" (Kansas City Star) and "astonishing virtuosity and piano coloration" (The Citizen), Christopher won a top prize as a laureate and finalist at the prestigious 12th UNISA International Piano Competition (2012). He has won other numerous awards including the Gold medal in the Seattle International Piano Competition, second prize in the solo division and third prize in the senior concerto division at the Kingsville International Music competition, first prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International piano competition, Finalist in the World International piano competition, among many others.


Born in Christchurch, England, Christopher began his piano studies at age six with his father. He moved to Thailand at age seven, residing with his father, a British citizen, and mother, a Thai citizen of Chinese heritage.

Christopher has participated in many music festivals including Thailand International Contemporary Music Festival (Guest Artist), Electronic Music Midwest (Guest Artist), Pianofest in the Hamptons, Music Academy of the West, among others. He has also performed at numerous venues including Weill Recital Hall, Salle Cortot, The Egg Beijing, Le Poisson Rouge, Benaroya Hall, Hahn Hall, Paul Hall, Jin Mao Concert Hall, Thai Cultural Center, and Folley Theatre.?


He is the founding pianist with the Bangkok Piano Trio and Eon Piano Trio which one of their concerts was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana. Christopher has participated in master classes with many artists including JeromeLowenthal, Joseph Kalichstein, Paul Schenly, Robert McDonald, Lang Lang, Frederic Rzewski, Philippe Bianconi, Anthony de Mare and Konstantine Lifshitz and had coachings with members of the T'ang Quartet and the Takács Quartet. Christopher was also a member of the De Camera Young Artists.


Having been heavily involved with contemporary music, he has premiered multiple modern compositions including works by twelve different composers for Schott Music Publication in Paul Hall including Robert Beaser, Howard Shore, Hans Jürgen von Bose, Viktor Ekimovsky, Atsuhiko Gondai, Ryo Kunihiko, Thomas Larcher, Emile Naoumoff, Peteris Vasks, Stewart Wallace and Harald Weiss. In 2012 he opened the Beijing Modern Music Festival performing the Asian premiere of Robert Beaser's Piano Concerto with the National Center for Performing Arts Orchestra under Lv Jia in the National Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall. Christopher has also performed for other composers of today including Claude Baker, Paul Lansky, Zhou Long, John Sharpley, Tison Street, and David Vayo and commissioned works from Robert Beaser, Narong Prangcharoen, and James Mobberley, Peace Nistades, Moon Young Ha, Karim Al-Zand and Zhou Jing.
 

Christopher's playing of "Three Minds" by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen has been hailed as "Evocative" (The Daily Sound), and he recorded the piece for Albany records in the album "Phenomenon" and recorded "Between Heaven and Earth" in the album "Matras".
 

He has also been featured in spotlights and photo shoots in TV shows, magazines and newspapers in the U.S., South Africa and Thailand including Thai-Chinese channel, Cosmopolitan magazine Thailand, Harpers Bazaar Men magazine Thailand,L'Officiel Magazine, The Citizen, Pretoria News, Longmont Times Call, Daily sound and the Montecito Journal. He also writes articles about classical music for L'Officiel Magazine.
 

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City as a Bachelor of Music studying under Dr. Robert Weirich and successfully a Masters Degree from Rice University will be continuing there as a Doctoral of Musical Arts Piano Performance under Prof. Jon Kimura Parker.

 

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