Christopher Brammeld's compositions include chamber, vocal and choral works, as well as two ballets, orchestral compositions and arrangements, wind band music and music for children and amateur performers. His music has been performed in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, at Presteigne Festival, Penkhull Festival, Cambridge University, the Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series, the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham and St John’s, Smith Square in London.
Performers of Chris’s work include Ensemble 2021, Britten Sinfonia, Donna Lennard, Benjamin Graves, Berkeley Ensemble, Ligeti Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Bedriska Trio, Glendower Duo (Hannah Morgan, clarinet and Thomas Besnard, piano), Greg Hallam, Thomas Isherwood, Martha McLorinan, Robert Thompson, Simon Callaghan, Michelle Santiago, Peter Foggitt, Amy Dickson, Swansea Bach Choir and London Youth Choir.
Chris studied at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, the latter for a combined MMus in composition and research in music education. His composition teachers have included Nicholas Sackman, George Nicholson and Peter Fribbins. Chris is currently taking a PhD in Composition at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Richard Causton.
Chris is a trustee of the Piano Trio Society, for whose inaugural Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition he was commissioned to compose the test piece for both junior and senior sections. He is Artistic Director of the Penkhull Festival of Music and Art in Stoke-on-Trent.