Carlton Music Maker 2017: Christopher HillChris Hill 2017

Eighteen year old Chris Hill is a prodigious talent on flute. By 13, he had already achieved a Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music, then a Fellowship and Gold Arts Award at 16. He receives tuition at the Royal College of Music with one of Europe’s leading flautists and has played principal or first flute in the National Youth Wind Orchestra, NSSO, Pro Corda, RCM JD Symphony Orchestra, CBSYO and the Halle Youth Orchestra, as well as first reed and principal wind at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre.
Chris has featured in solo recitals and concerts the Royal Albert Hall, St Johns and St James and the Cadogan Hall London, the Royal Concert Hall and Djanogly Hall Nottingham, De Montfort Hall Leicester and Bridgewater Hall Manchester and has represented the UK at a number of major events. He holds many Young Musician titles and major music awards and reached the category auditions for BBC Young Musician three times. This versatile musician also plays piccolo, saxophone, harp, clarinet, oboe, piano, organ, drums and percussion, all to grade 8 standard and above. Chris told us he can play ‘just about anything I can hit or blow – except bagpipes!’
Having achieved Grade 8 Voice at 15, Chris is now in his first year at Oxford on Choral and Instrumental Scholarships and hopes to visit Italy this summer as a tenor in the university choir. It’s been a pleasure to welcome Chris to practices, to enjoy his superb playing and the added bonus of a young, trained voice to enhance our tenor sound!