Examiner Profile: CHRIS GREENSLADE

CHRIS GREENSLADE BMus(Hons) PGDip, AIRMTNZ Chris Greenslade was a student of Bruce Greenfield and went on to complete his honours degree in performance with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music. His post graduate studies were at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Mark Ray where he was the recipient of the RNCM Julius Scholarship studying chamber music with Dr Christopher Rowland, as well as accompanying and appearing in recital. Chris appears regularly as soloist and collaborative pianist and alongside his role as the official Pianist for the Hamilton Civic choir, has previously been the pianist for St Pauls Collegiate Girl’s Choir and Mixed Choir accompanying them in both in New Zealand and Australia. Chris has appeared with St Mathews Chamber Orchestra playing harpsichord for Bach’s St Mathew Passion with the Civic Choir and in their performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for 2 pianos and percussion. Chris is passionate about music education and as well as teaching piano at St Paul’s Collegiate, he has a busy studio of students who have had regular success in both local and national competitions, including the North Shore concerto competition, the Wallace National Jr Piano Competition and the CMNZ secondary schools chamber music contest. As well as adjudicating for IRMTNZ he has been regional coach and adjudicator for the CMNZ secondary schools chamber music contest. Chris has also enjoyed working for a number of years with Conductive Education Waikato providing music appreciation classes for children with special needs.