Chris Beardsley lives near Longridge in Lancashire, U.K. His composing career began whilst studying music at Huddersfield University from 1989-92. Since then his works have been performed on a regular basis.
Chris has been the winner of two prestigious awards. In 1996 Divertimento for string orchestra won first prize at the Gregynog Festival and in 1998 Septimal for oboe, French horn, harp, and cello was winner of the quartet section of the 1998 Classic CD Composing Competition.
Most recently, his work for string orchestra Light Music was given its second performance by the Oare String Orchestra in Faversham, Kent. Chris is currently working on So travels the moon, a piece for string orchestra, which will be performed by the Wells Cathedral School in July 2007 at the Cheltenham Festival.