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Faculty of Music

 Christopher  Brammeld


PhD student


Christopher Brammeld is an award-winning composer whose works have been performed nationally and internationally. His output consists largely of chamber, vocal and choral music, as well as a children's ballet, wind band music and music for children and amateur performers. Chris’s music has been performed in the UK, Europe and North America, at the Presteigne Festival, the Penkhull Festival, 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 the Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, the Bedriska Trio, the Glendower Duo (Hannah Morgan, clarinet and Thomas Besnard, piano), baritone Greg Hallam, mezzo-soprano Martha McLorinan, pianists Robert Thompson, Simon Callaghan and Peter Foggitt, saxophonist Amy Dickson, the Swansea Bach Choir and the London Youth Choir. 

Chris studied composition at the Universities of Nottingham (with Nicholas Sackman) and Sheffield (with George Nicholson), after which he studied privately for a time with Peter Fribbins. He is currently reading for a PhD in Composition at the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Richard Causton. 

In 2013, Chris established Hertfordshire Chamber Music, a series of occasional concerts bringing world class music to the county.





Composition (instrumental/vocal