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 with Piers Lane in Brett Dean's Wigmore Hall Celebration, collaborations with Sally Beamish at Aldeburgh Festival and with Hannes Minnaar and Magnus Johnston at Peasmarsh Festival, as well as performances as guest principal cello of Manchester Camerata and London Mozart Players. Upcoming concerto engagements include Shostakovich Concerto with Orchestra North East.

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 23-26th 2022     Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

June 28th 2022     Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

July 5th 2022     Clumber Studio, Haslemere

July 9th 2022     Wigmore Hall, London

      Christopher plays a cello made in 2014 by Robin Aitchison.

Get in touch

Email Christopher at: chriscello@duck.com    

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