Christopher is currently active in the indie film scene in Glasgow, scoring and producing music for a variety of films and documentaries. Alongside his media scoring endeavours, he also writes and arranges songs, and is now branching out into the classical world by attempting to write his first concert work.
Christopher?s journey in music began when he started to learn the piano at the age of eight. Throughout his piano studies he developed a fascination for musical notation and how music worked in films, all of which ultimately led to his ambition to learn about film scoring and orchestration.
After finishing school, he continued in higher education by first studying Sound Production at college level before advancing on to study composition at Edinburgh Napier University.
Throughout his studies he worked on a number of small notable projects, including: I Am Scottish (2009) ? a competition entry which won the overall prize at the SQA Star Awards 2009; Once ere Was A Boy (2010) ? a short film which won several awards; Connection Please (2011) ? a pilot documentary made for BBC Scotland; and a radio jingle for K.A. Radio: Wide Awake Breakfast Show (2012).
After graduating with a First Class Honours, he continued to work on a variety of projects ranging from student and promotional films, to writing arrangements for songs, and was the piano accompanist for a choir.
By 2015 Christopher began frequently collaborating with the Glasgow Film Crew ? a group of filmmakers who contribute their expertise to produce micro, short, and feature length films covering a diverse range of genres. Notable films by the group Christopher has scored are: e Last Equinox (2016); e Turtle Terminator (2017); e Beclowning (2017); and Invasion (2018).
Christopher continues to work on other projects too, including: writing, producing and arranging songs, orchestrating scores, and scoring documentaries, three of which include: In e Arena: Damien Murray (2015); Living With Disabilities in Belarus (2015); and Babcia Kazia (2017).
Christopher received critical praise for his score for e Turtle Terminator (2017), with film critic Richard Propes commenting: ?Christopher Belsey’s original music gives the film a quirky zest?. Both his score alongside Ewan Manson?s original song for e Last Equinox (2016) won the award for ?Best Soundtrack? at the DonQuest Short Film Festival 2017, and also received a nomination for ?Best Music? at the 2017 Maverick Movie Awards.
Ensemble Alba in aid of Help Refugees
Marcus Blunt: “Aspects of Saturn”
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 cellos
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.5
Piazzola (arr John Lenehan): “Oblivion arr Violin,Accordian and Strings
Telemann: Viola Concerto in G major
Haydn (arr Salomon) : Symphony no.104 “The London”
Conductor: Derrick Morgan
With an invited String Ensemble from Scotland and beyond.
Cellos:? Kirsten Jenson & Alex McQuiston
Harpsichord: Katharine Durran
Violin: Iona McDonald
Flute: Lynee Bulmer
Accordion: David McDonald
Viola: Christine Anderson
Tickets ?15, Under 26s ?7.50, Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 under 26s) ?40.00.
Tickets are available online from www.ticketsource.co.uk?or directly from The Midsteeple Box Office 01387 253383
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for solo clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for Solo Clarinet by Rory Boyle.
Anush Hovhannisyan Soprano
Timothy Dean Piano
Liszt Three Sonnets of Petrarch, S.270
Tchaikovsky Six Romances, Op.6
Berg Seven Early Songs Rossini Regata Veneziana
Award-winning soprano and alumna of the Royal Conservatoire, Anush Hovhannisyan makes a welcome return to kick off our Fridays at One concert series alongside Timothy Dean.
The Edinburgh Quartet (musicians in residence at the Cumnock Tryst 2018) perform the world premiere of Rory Boyle’s String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem).
Greg Lawson Violin
Mario Carib? Bass
Phil Alexander Piano
Pete Garnett Accordion
Guy Nicholson Percussion
Moishe’s Bagel are an ensemble of like-minded musicians with a love of klezmer, jazz and Latin music. They have performed across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, including sold-out gigs at St George’s Bristol and Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. This concert will include material from their recently commissioned silent film score, Salt for Svanetia.
Haydn ?String Quartet op 20 no 5 in F minor
Rory Boyle ?String Quartet No 2 (Quartetto da Requiem)WORLD PREMIERE
Dvo??k?String Quartet op 105 in A flat
The concert opens with one of Haydn?s early works in the medium from 1772. He became known as ?the father of the string quartet? and this, one of his Sun Quartets, points to his flowering genius. This is followed by a brand new work receiving its world premiere from a wonderful composer based in Ayrshire, Rory Boyle. The recital culminates in a performance of Dvo??k?s last string quartet from 1896. This had gestated while he was in America and brings something of that New World magic to his chamber music.
Words: Rachel Jury ? Music: Andrew Cruickshank
’20 Seward Street’ is an unconvential fusion of opera, jazz and musical hall performed in Glaswegian vernacular by an international cast. Set in 1960 the show explores the issues of migration by following the fates of one family as they prepare to migrate from Tradeston to start a new life in Castlemilk.