Graduate of Royal College of Music, living and working in London.
Chris Goodman grew up in Bangor, North Wales, where he began playing Clarinet aged 9. After leaving North Wales he studied as a foundation scholar at Royal College of Music with Timothy Lines, Barnaby Robson and Richard Hosford and Bass Clarinet with Paul Richards and Michael Harris, graduating in 2010. He was awarded the Steven Trier Prize for Bass Clarinet and in 2009 joined the English National Opera Emerge scheme for Bluebeards Castle, Rite of Spring and Tosca. He was selected as an RCM Rising Star for the Cadogan Hall series and upon graduation was selected to attend the Castleton Festival where he performed in the Festival & Opera Orchestras as Principal Clarinet and on Eb and Bass Clarinet under the baton of the late Lorin Maazel. As part of the BBC Proms ‘Composer Portraits’ Series he performed live on BBC Radio 3 in the European Premiere of Chamber music by award winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. Chamber music has been a significant part of Chris' career, having performed with the Goodman Quartet for 4 years on the Live Music Now scheme and directing his own concert series under the banner of 'Earlsfield Ensemble', giving regular concerts in the Wandsworth area for the Wandsworth society and Wandsworth Arts Festival for larger mixed chamber groups. The Gelachter Trio won the Emerson Prize in the RCM wind ensemble competition, sponsored by June Emerson with whom the group have an ongoing association. They have given masterclasses and workshops at Leeds College of Music, Roedean school and recitals at St Martin in the Fields, St Peter's Church Notting Hill, Chapel of Lincolns Inn, Herne Hill Festival, The Wallace Collection, St Lukes Brighton and the V&A. 2015 saw a premiere music by Timothy Salter and the group are recipients of funding from Vaughan Williams foundation, Britten Pears Foundation and the Fenton Arts Trust. As a soloist, Chris performed Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Orchestra of Situation Opera under the direction of Daniel Capps and Clarinet Concerto No 2 by Louis Spohr with London Chamber Academy Orchestra. In December 2014 he toured China as Principal Clarinet with London Arte Chamber Orchestra and as concerto soloist in the third movement of Weber's 2nd Clarinet Concerto, finishing up at the concert hall of Shanghai's Oriental Arts Centre.
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