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Chris Stanbury

Telephone Number :  07940 360189   or   0208 643 5954

Email address :  christopher.stanbury@btopenworld.com

Address :  7 Laburnum Avenue,  Sutton,  Surrey,  SM1 3QN 

About Chris

Chris is one of the UK's most versatile and busiest young keyboard players on the professional circuit today. Whether he's playing the very latest electronic instrument, jazz or classical piano or indeed a mighty theatre or classical pipe organ, Chris approaches everything with a high level of skill and musicianship. Whether it be a concert, social dance, theatre show or wedding party, Chris provides an imaginative and exciting programme which is guaranteed to entertain and enthral. 

Classically trained on organ and piano but equally at home when playing jazz and pop music, Chris holds various prestigious musical qualifications from the London College of Music including Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Studying at music college opened many doors to the music industry and Chris's dedicated and easy-going manner has enamoured him to audiences and music professionals alike. 

Notable events in the last couple of years have ranged from playing the organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, giving the world premiere of a jazz organ piece at the Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, playing piano for several high profile corporate functions and various tours of the Far East, both as a solo performer and session musician. Chris has also performed on national TV and BBC Radio 2. 

Variety is one of the most exciting elements of a musician's life and this has certainly proved to be the case for Chris. "There's no such thing as a typical week," he says, "Which is why every engagement is special and unique for me. I might be touring for a few days and then straight into accompanying and teaching afterwards."

Somehow, Chris combines his successful performing career with that of a music examiner for the London College of Music and a committed and passionate teacher. Chris' examining work takes him all over the world and he has most recently returned from Malaysia, having given presentations and workshops to teachers and students on how to succeed in the latest LCM Piano and Keyboard exams. "I love teaching and helping my students achieve" says Chris, "Seeing a student's progression, no matter what their age or ability, is very rewarding". Indeed, Chris' talent for explaining and presenting hasn't gone unnoticed, as he also works in the musical instrument industry as a piano and keyboard product specialist and demonstrator. 

Chris is at home on any type of organ or keyboard, keeping a rather extensive collection of new and vintage instruments in his home studio. His current choice of concert instrument is the new Yamaha ELS-02X Stagea organ, which enables him to create a refreshing and enjoyable concert programme packed with variety, including big band music, songs from the shows, tributes to the 60s and 70s and classical masterpieces. 

 

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Chris Stanbury at the East Sussex National Wurlitzer

Chris's Concert Diary

Chris's Festival appearances

Chris will also be featured at the following festivals this year.

2020

February 14th

   TopNote Events - Eastbourne

March 2nd

   AOE Musical Break

May 4th

   St. Audries Bay

September 25th

   TopNote Events - Harrogate

September 28th

   The Pakefield September Spectacular Festival

November 22nd

   The Brilliant Blackpool Deluxe Festival

Concerts in 2020
January 8thEast London and Essex Electronic Keyboard Club
January 16thBurntwood Music For All
February 2ndEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

February 4thSouth Yorkshire Keyboard and Organ Club
February 5thNorth Herts Organ Society
February 26thBedford Organ and Keyboard Club
March 1stEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

March 2ndAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Evening Concert, Mercure Bewdley The Heath Hotel

March 3rdAssociation of Organ Enthusiasts (AOE) (more details)

Informal Morning Concert

March 17thBideford Keyboard and Organ Club
March 18thPlymouth Broadway Organ & Keyboard Club
April 23rdKingswinford and District Organ Society
May 15thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

AGM 7.30 start

June 10thLincoln Electronic Organ and Keyboard Society
June 14thEast Sussex National Wurlitzer (more details)

3pm Dance

June 30thNorwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
September 7thNottingham Organ Society
September 17thHarrogate Keyboard Club
November 1stStilton In Tune - Keyboard Showtime
November 3rdBexley Music Club
December 5thAscot Organ and Keyboard Club (more details)

Ticket only contact club

December 18thSt Edmundsbury In Tune (more details)

Horringer Community Centre, The Street, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5RU Mike Roberts 01359 250704.

Concerts in 2021
June 2ndGrimsby Keyboard & Electronic Organ Club