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B.A. (Mus) Hons., L.T.C.L., P.G.C.E.

Born in 1961, Chris Wormald was awarded the Mortimer Medal in 1998, and named 2001 Classic FM Music Teacher of The Year. Chris has been adjudicating professionally since 1991 and has been a member of both AoBBA and AoBBC for over 30 years. His extensive adjudications include multiple Swiss, French and English National Championships, National Brass Band Finals, Scottish Opens, Senior Cup and Senior Trophy, Brass In Concert, multiple Yorkshire, Midlands, Scottish, North West and London & Southern Area Regional contests, Muse Festival (Singapore), National Eisteddfod, Preston Guildhall, Pontins, Wilkinson Open, Durham, Leicestershire, West Midlands, BBL (Northern Ireland), Scottish Borders, Buxton, Skipton, Hardraw Scar, Morley and British Open Solo & Quartet Championships. He has been the Whit Friday adjudicator at Greenfield since 2015 and was the featured adjudicator in the 2020 BAFTA-winning Sky Arts Whit Friday programme. Chris was horn soloist in James Shepherd Versatile Brass from 1990 to 1995. He made his professional London debut in the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2003 after two decades of freelancing throughout the UK. Chris was a member of NYBBGB, conducted by Harry Mortimer at Belle Vue in 1978. His career began as Head of Brass in Bolton School from 1983 to 1990 when he also taught at the RNCM. Chris has amassed numerous contest victories, national and international titles, concert highlights, BBC radio and television broadcasts and recordings as conductor, arranger, horn player and pianist. He has conducted all over the world including Norway, New Zealand and Japan over 40 times in America and over sixty occasions at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall. Chris has over 100 brass band arrangements published by Obrasso, Kirklees Music, Wright & Round, Studio Music and EMR.

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