First Year Undergraduate Chris Hill Wins Music Makers Award

  • Music Makers Award
25 April, 2017

Congratulations to first year Music undergraduate and Choral Scholar Chris Hill, who has been selected as the winner of the Carlton Male Voice Choir (CMVC) Music Makers Award (Young Musician) for his achievements as a flautist.

Chris was awarded a hand-made Bronze trophy, an award of £750, and will have the opportunity to perform in concert with the CMVC at the Albert Hall Nottingham, where he will play alongside the choir and successful vocal trio Sinopia, and will also perform a number of solo pieces.

Chris began studying music at Oriel in 2016, and in addition to his skill with the flute he also sings and plays an array of other instruments including piccolo, saxophone, harp, clarinet, oboe, piano, organ, drums and percussion. Chris is a Choral Scholar at Oriel, and as such is a member of the successful College Choir, who have just completed the recording of a new CD which will be available later in the year.

Chris has played Principal/first flute in many orchestras including the National Youth Wind Orchestra, National Schools Symphony Orchestra, the Royal College of Music Junior Division Symphony Orchestra, and the Halle Youth Orchestra. Chris has performed in London's West End and has also played solo in recitals and concerts at venues including the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and Cadogan Hall.

Rick Morrish, Chairman of the CMVC Music Makers Award said: "Many congratulations to Chris, it's a brilliant achievement. You justifiably continue a line of fine young musicians and BBC YM finalists who have lifted the Music Makers Trophy.”