violist, singer (bass/baritone), fixer, promoter

Chris Brody

Profile

Experience - Education and training - Work history - Awards & scholarships - References - Contact

Sensitive and dynamic violist and bass/baritone singer wishing to expand his expertise and repertoire via learning and performance opportunities with like-minded musicians. Has extensive knowledge of baroque, classical, romantic, modern and contemporary music gained from a BA(Mus) degree and many years' experience as a performer, orchestral chairman, manager, fixer, promoter, arranger, radio presenter, concertgoer and listener.

Experience

Orchestral - Solo and chamber - Singing

Orchestral

Principal viola
Currently section leader for Surrey Sinfonietta and Camerata of London

Prior work as principal viola with I Maestri, Skolia Orchestra, Camerata Santa Dorotea, Orchestra of St Paul's, Dartington Festival Orchestra, British Youth Opera, Morley Chamber Orchestra, Georgian Festival Orchestra, Guildhall Chamber Orchestra, Schaffhauser Kammerorchester

Trials and extra work
English String Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Tutti viola
Carl Rosa Opera Company, Keld Ensemble, English Symphony Orchestra, Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, New London Sinfonia, North Downs Music Group, Orquestra do Porto, Welsh National Opera, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sidcup Symphony Orchestra, St Endellion Festival Orchestra, Thames Sinfonia, Orpheus Sinfonia, various others

Sessions
Camerata of London, London Telefilmonic Orchestra (Levine Andrade), Chris Singleton, Dallapiccola Ensemble, The Nites

Concertmaster
Brandeis University Orchestra, 1981 – 85

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Solo & chamber music

Chamber music performances in London and around the UK, in Europe including Zurich, Paris, Budapest and in the US including Pittsburgh, Boston and New York City. Ensemble partners have included Paul Guinery, Margaret Bassett, Tony Gray, Douglas Finch, Steven Wray (piano); Alice Butcher, Julia Burkert, Annmarie McDade, Natalee Jeremic, Richard Milone, Alexander Mottok, András von Tószeghi, Jonathan Truscott, Tomas Tulacek (violin); Alexis Bennett, Juan Drown, Geoffrey Irwin (viola); Anna Tam, Tim Gill, Robert Merkler, Helen Neilson and Sarah Westley (cello); Roy Chilton, Owen Rump (double bass); Hanna Jüneke (flute); Sarah Devonald, Hilary Dennis (oboe); Mark Lacey, Elisabeth Ganter (clarinet); Alec Forshaw (bassoon), Lindsay Kempley, Sarah Maxwell (horn), among many others.

Chamber ensembles played with include altoTune, Harmoniemusik, Camerata of London Trio and Quartet, Crystal Palace Quartet, Lundonia Ensemble, Limelight Quartet, Australis Ensemble, Kleines Zürcher Ensemble

Concertos performed include Telemann: Viola concerto in G; Bach: Concerto in d for two violins, Violin concerto in a minor, Concerto in d minor for oboe & violin, Brandenburg concerto nos. 3 and 6; Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks; Mozart: Sinfonia concertante (violin and viola)

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Singing (bass/baritone)

Started singing with Barts Choir in 2003. Since then has been invited to sing with Midsummer Opera Chorus, Syred Consort, Anton Bruckner Choir, English Arts Chorale among other vocal ensembles.

Formed the Camerata Singers in 2005, a chamber choir consisting primarily of professional instrumentalists who also sing.

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Education and training

Principal viola / violin teachers

Simon Rowland-Jones, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Jack Glickman, András von Tószeghi, Wilma Smith, Robert Koff, Herbert Greenberg

Singing teachers / coaches

Andrew Watts, Paul Martyn-West, Jörg Schnass, John Upperton, Emma Cavadino, Ivor Setterfield, Leslie Olive

Courses and qualifications

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Work history

Freelance musician
1988 to present

IT consultant, cbrody.com
February 2002 to present

Offering internet strategy, web development, CMS implmentation, project management, PC, Mac and network support & training. Clients have included:

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Project Manager
March 2000 to July 2001

Parliamentary Communications Ltd. (www.ePolitix.com)

Responsible for a team of seven developers and designers, reporting to the managing director. Achievements include:

IT Manager
January 1998 to February 2000

4D telecom limited (www.4Dtelecom.co.uk)

Budgetary responsibility for technical infrastructure, software development and support, managing a team of eleven developers and support technicians. Major achievements include:

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Project Manager / Software Support Engineer
November 1993 to December 1997

Telephone International Media Ltd. (now part of iTouch plc) (www.itouch.co.uk)

Full employment history [PDF]

Awards, Scholarships

Paul Katz Memorial Scholarship for Viola (GSMD), 1987. Merchant Taylors' Award, 1987. Marton Scholarship, 1986 – 88. Siegel Prize for Music (Brandeis University), 1985.

Other interests

Photography, travel, hiking, reading, cycling, skiing, cooking

References

Available on request.

Contact

Lundonia Artists

info@lundonia.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7769 723 319

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