Chris began playing the piano at the age of seven and by fifteen won the ABRSM prize for the highest regional distinction at grade 8.
During his teenage years he also enjoyed playing jazz as principal pianist for the East Norfolk Youth Jazz Orchestra.
After completing his music A-level he went on to study music at the University of Huddersfield between 1991 and 1995 where he specialised in performing on piano and harpsichord under Ronald Newton and Dr. Graham Cummings.
In 2002-2004 Chris studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he gained his Post Graduate Diploma in music performance under the instruction of the concert pianist Philip Martin and the head of keyboard studies Professor Malcolm Wilson as well as the world renowned teacher Beryl Chempin.
During this time he performed in master classes for pianists; John Lill, Peter Donohoe and Bernard Roberts. Chris has performed in Symphony Hall and also in recitals at the Conservatoire including a major part in the Symphony in Three Movements by Stravinsky with the Conservatoire Orchestra.
Since completing his studies, Chris has established ‘Hall’s Music Services’, a successful business as a freelance musician in the Midlands region where he teaches, accompanies and performs regularly, including accompanying The Accidentals.