Chris Bishop - Biography and CV
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Chris Bishop has been Co-Principal Horn with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2007 and is Solo Horn with the dynamic chamber group the Double O Ensemble, alongside the finest young professionals in South Africa. Chris is an experienced teacher, ensemble and performance coach. He is the Principal of the Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music in Soweto and works regularly as Orchestra Manager for the MIAGI New Skool Orchestra.

Born in England, he gained his BA Music and MA Music Performance from the University of Southampton and a Postgraduate Diploma at Trinity College of Music, London. He has been taught by many of England's finest horn players and has performed internationally, most notably as extra with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, education performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra and as guest principal with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

As a versatile player, Chris has held the positions of solo horn with the London Contemporary Music Group and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain and has performed with many local and international artists. In 2014 performances have included the Double O Ensemble's residency for Peace Starts, a stadium performance with US rapper Nas and as a member of the Joy of Jazz Orchestra accompanying Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter.



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