Mowat, Christopher

Christopher Mowat was of Head of Brass and Percussion at RWCMD from 2000-2005.  Previously, he was was Professor of Trombone at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College London. He has been an adjudicator for the BBC Young Musician of the Year and The Audi Young Musician Competition.

Christopher studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge.  As an undergraduate he was silver medallist in the Concours International d’Execution Musicale de Geneve. He has been principal trombone with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and the Halle, where he performed as concerto soloist.  He has also played extensively with other orchestras including the Academy of St Martins and the English Chamber Orchestra.

As a member of, and arranger for, the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble and its successor, London Brass, his music is published by Chesters and Brass Wind Publications and appears in the syllabi of the ABRSM and the GSMD. His arrangements and compositions have been recorded by artists ranging from Berlin Philharmonic Brass to Desford Colliery Band and the Kings Singers.  

Christopher was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2008.