Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Denis Wick and Peter Gane. Joined the Orchestra of Scottish Opera as principal bass/contrabass trombonist in 1984. In 1991 appointed professor of Bass Trombone at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Chris has worked with orchestras, big bands and brass groups throughout the UK and Europe and is a soloist and clinician for Michael Rath Trombones, as well as helping in the design of mouthpieces and trombones for that company.
He is committed to the creation of new music for bass trombone, and both commissions and composes for the instrument. Some of the topics Chris is an expert off will be the History of the bass trombone, instrument and mouthpiece design, contemporary bass trombone repertoire and will be conducting the bass trombone ensemble.