Turner, Christopher

Chris attained his Diploma from Trinity College of Music and Drama and his Postgraduate Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after which he took up a successful freelance career working with the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonia and the Auckland Philharmonic.

Alongside his freelance work, he began his teaching career as Director with the Besson School of Excellence in New Zealand. He has worked as a peripatetic brass teacher in Yorkshire and as the Brass Band Co-ordinator for the Rhondda Cynon Taff Music Service, and is currently a Tutor Organiser with the Gwent Music Support Service.

As well as his freelance and teaching career, Chris has enjoyed success working with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band as Soprano Cornetist (1998-2001), Assistant Principal Cornet with the Black Dyke Band (2001-2003) and, since 2003, as Assistant Principal Cornet with the Cory Band.

As well as his freelance and teaching career, Chris has enjoyed success working with the Brighouse & Rastrick Band as Soprano Cornetist and Assistant Principal Cornet with the Black Dyke, Cory Band and Grimethorpe Band winning many Major contests. Chris conducts the Llwydcoed Band and runs an online brass teaching studio.