Christopher Monks

Christopher is a conductor & keyboard player, and founded Armonico Consortin 2001. Equally at home with early, classical and modern music, he is the driving force behind Armonico Consort’s success. Christopher has performed world premieres with internationally renowned musicians such as Evelyn Glennie and the fine arts brass ensemble and regularly performs with some of the country's finest musicians. He has conducted a range of high-profile orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, in addition to Armonico Consort's own Orchestra of the Baroque. Among his many CDs, his recording of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen was recently awarded four stars by The Times.

Christopher was organ scholar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and studied conducting with David Hill whilst a organ scholar at Winchester Cathedral. As a keyboard player with the CBSO, including a performance of the Saint Saens 'Organ Symphony', he has worked with numerous internationally-renowned conductors.