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Oxford Scholar Awarded Prestigious Second Fellowship

Alumni (OTs) Music

A second Fellowship from the London School of Music has been awarded to Old Trident Chris Hill Dip ABRSM, LTCL FLCM FMSG.

Chris gained his first Diploma of Fellowship (FLCM), which is equivalent to a Masters level module (QCF Level 7), aged just 16. Chris’ father told us “this is a tremendous achievement in itself and [it is] a rarity to receive a second award”.

Since leaving Trent in 2016, Chris has been incredibly busy winning several major competitions and awards, including the 2017 Nottingham Evening Post Boots Young Health Heroes Award thanks to his fantastic efforts organising a series of fundraising concerts and events for a number of local charities.

In addition to his skill with the flute, Chris also sings and plays an array of other instruments including piccolo, saxophone, harp, clarinet, oboe, piano, organ, drums and percussion. He 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. He has also performed as a soloist and first reed at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End and played solo in recitals and concerts at venues including the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall and Cadogan Hall.

Chris is a Choral and Instrumental Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford.  He is a member of the successful College Choir and Orchestras who earlier this year completed the recording of a new CD. Over the summer, Chris had the honour of singing for the College at a recital held in Italy. He also played for the National Orchestras, recorded with the National Youth Wind Orchestras and played in a recital for European Flute Professors, Flute specialists and Professionals who said “He was the most talented player we have seen in a long while and a major player of the future".

Chris has a busy calendar for the next few years as he has already been signed to play some major recitals and concerts.

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