Christopher Glynn

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Christopher Glynn
Born (1974-09-05) September 5, 1974 (age 44)
Occupation(s)Pianist and festival director

Christopher Glynn (born 5 September 1974) is an English classical pianist and festival director. He is especially noted for his work as an accompanist with many leading classical singers. He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival.[1]


Born in Leicester, Christopher Glynn read music at New College, Oxford before studying piano with John Streets in France and Malcolm Martineau at the Royal Academy of Music. He has subsequently performed as a piano accompanist with singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Claire Booth, Allan Clayton, Lucy Crowe, Sophie Daneman, Bernarda Fink, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Christiane Karg, Jonas Kaufmann, Yvonne Kenny, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, Toby Spence, Bryn Terfel, Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams and Catherine Wyn Rogers. He has also performed with instrumentalists including Julian Bliss, David Garrett, Tine Thing Helseth, Andrej Bielow, Daniel Hope and with several chamber ensembles. Christopher Glynn has also performed and recorded as a pianist with The Sixteen choir. Glynn has performed at venues including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall,[2] Royal Opera House, Aldeburgh Festival and the BBC Proms. In 2010 he appeared on stage as part of a multimedia production entitled The Way to the Sea at the Aldeburgh Festival.[3]

In 2011 he curated a series of concerts for the Wigmore Hall where he performed all the songs of Ravel. He was an adjudicator in 2011 Kathleen Ferrier competition and is also a Professor at the Royal College of Music.[4]


Ryedale Festival[edit]

Since 2010 Christopher Glynn has been Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival.


  • Songs of Michael Head: with Ailish Tynan, Catherine Wyn Rogers, Roderick Williams (Hyperion CDA67899)[6]
  • Brahms: Zigeunerlieder with Consortium and Andrew-John Smith (Hyperion CDA67775)
  • Reger: Choral Music with Consortium and Andrew-John Smith (Hyperion CDA67762)
  • Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem with The Sixteen (COR16050)
  • The Ancient Question: with Hila Plitmann and Julian Bliss and Andras Kaljusutes (Signum SIGCD276)
  • Light and Gold: with Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre singers (Decca)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ryedale Festival. "Website". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ Opera, News. "Review of concert". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ The Guardian (24 June 2010). "Review". London. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  4. ^ Royal College of Music. "Website". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  5. ^ Kathleen Ferrier Award. "Website". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  6. ^ Hyperion, Records. "Website". Retrieved 3 July 2013.