Christopher Murray

London-based cellist, chamber musician and teacher

A leading cellist with a busy international performing career

Drawing recognition as cellist of the Heath Quartet, prizes include the 2016 GRAMOPHONE Chamber Award, the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award, and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Special Ensemble Scholarship.

playing in many of the major concert venues worldwide

Recent appearances include the Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, Carnegie and Wigmore Halls.

American Haiku by Paul Wiancko (with Gary Pomeroy)

"Moments that stood out were some wonderful lyrical passages from cellist Christopher Murray..."

Bachtrack

Highlights include performing alongside Piers Lane and Brett Dean as part of the composer's Wigmore Hall Celebration, collaborations with Sally Beamish at Aldeburgh Festival and performances as guest principal cello of Manchester Camerata. Upcoming concerto engagements include Haydn's C Major concerto with Orchestra North East. Christopher also works regularly with London's leading session orchestras.

Discography

Bartok: String Quartets HMM907661/2

Tchaikovsky: String Quartets 1&3 HMU 907665/2

Tippett: String Quartets WHLIVE0080/2

Christopher can also be heard on Sheku Kanneh-Mason's 2019 Elgar album CD4850241.

Education work

Christopher is in demand as a teacher and is a member of Strings Faculty at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also gives private and online lessons: get in touch for more information.

Christopher features in Manchester Camerata's Untold

Upcoming Performances

June 24 2021     Thaxted Festival

July 10 2021     Wigmore Hall

August 5, 7, 8, 10 2021     Nevill Holt Opera

August 27-28 2021     Presteigne Festival

      Christopher plays a cello made by Robin Aitchison in 2014.

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Photo credits: Candian Li, Aaron Kimball, Jessie Maryon Davies