Chris Baxter

Renowned Scottish Pianist Christopher Baxter is in constant demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, having given performances throughout the UK, (including the Royal Festival, Steinway, Wigmore and Usher Halls), at international festivals in France and Italy, a tour of the Faroe Islands and recitals in China, South Korea and Singapore.  


Hailing from Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland, Christopher began his musical studies there with Robert Howie at the Aberdeen City Music School and continued at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), completing his BMus (with 1st Class Honours) and MMus (Distinction), where he was tutored by Aaron Shorr, Graeme McNaught and Fali Pavri, as well as receiving regular coaching from the renowned pianist, Nigel Clayton.  In addition to numerous competition successes, Christopher performed in masterclasses with Roy Howat, Murray McLachlan, Hyoung-Joon Chang, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake and Martin Katz. 


Activities as an educationalist have seen Christopher give masterclasses, seminars on piano technique and repertoire across the globe, most recently in China, Hong Kong and India. In addition to his post at the specialist music school of Douglas Academy, Christopher was the first Associate Accompanist of the National Youth Choir of Scotland and teaches piano at Loretto School in Musselburgh.  As a pianist on the Live Music Now scheme, Christopher gave more than 250 performances, and as a grade and diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, has travelled extensively throughout the UK and Asia.