‘Chris Gray has a deep-rooted understanding of the traditional music he has played from an early age. He has a subtle and special touch on both pipes and piano, showing great expression within the traditional idiom but he’s also not afraid to push and mould the music in different ways.’

 

Piping Live! Festival, Glasgow

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Chris Gray is from Lockerbie, Scotland and is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who plays piano, highland and border pipes and whistles. In July 2019 he graduated from the Masters’ in Traditional Music program with piano as his main study where he was awarded a scholarship from the Keepers of the Quaich.
 
Chris’ style of playing is influenced hugely by his time spent listening to and playing folk music from a young age. During his time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Chris received tuition from world-renowned Irish pianist Mary McCarthy exploring traditions from various parts of the world in addition to benefiting from Mary’s expertise of Classical music.
 
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