Chris Hopkins, piano

Chris Hopkins is enjoying a busy season with symphony concerts and opera as well as concertos, solo and chamber recitals. Recent highlights include performances in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Royal Festival Hall, and appearances on BBC 1, Radio 3 and Radio 4.

A permanent member of the music staff at ENO, his work as a pianist and conductor extends to Welsh National Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Wide Open Opera, OTC Ireland, Garsington and Holland Park Opera, Landmark Productions, RAM Opera, Opera Danube, as well as Presteigne and Aldeburgh Festivals, Crash Ensemble, London Mozart Players, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Blaze Ensemble. Recently he has enjoyed working with and acting as assistant to conductors including David Parry, Mark Wigglesworth, Sir Richard Armstrong, Sir Charles Mackerras, Edward Gardner, Lothar Koenigs, and Andre de Ridder amongst others. 


Chris continues into a seventh season as Musical Director of Orchestra of the City which continues the tradition of inviting performances from some of the country's most exciting soloists as well as supporting new music with several world premieres and wide ranging programmes. As pianist, recent solo appearances include concertos by Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and a complete Beethoven cycle. He was honoured to be made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013.

Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra