Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond

Christopher is a professional composer, conductor and musical director, originating in Cornwall and now based in Cardiff where he graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music in 2014. Since 2015, he has been Composer in Residence to the world-famous Cory Band and has had his work performed extensively across five continents. In the United Kingdom, his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 & Classic FM.

Christopher has composed and conducted the orchestral soundtracks for Magic in the Skies, the summer season of firework displays at iconic British landmark Land’s End since 2014, for which he’s worked and recorded with BAFTA-winning actress Miriam Margolyes & actor John Nettles. The most recent soundtrack premiered in 2022 across twelve displays.

As a composer, his works have been chosen as the set-works at the UK Regional Brass Band Championships, the National Brass Band Championships of France, Switzerland and Ireland as well as both the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain & European Youth Brass Band Championships. Additionally, in 2012 The Royal Diamond Jubilee Fanfare was commissioned and performed in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour. In 2015, Christopher won the Cyril Beere Award for the Best New Composition at Brass in Concert at The Sage, Gateshead.

As an adjudicator and judge, Christopher has sat on panels for BBC Young Musician, the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, UniBrass (University Brass Band Championship of Great Britain & Northern Ireland), UK Regional Brass Band Championships and Cory Band’s Composition Prize, amongst others. Christopher is on the Executive of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

In theatre, Christopher regularly works as a Musical Director for professional production company Imagine Theatre on their productions. He has recently finished co-writing a children’s musical, Scaredy Bugs, which has received its workshop performance and will be released for international licensing later this year.

Christopher is a Director of Create! Music Education, which delivers Tongwynlais Music Academy; a flourishing music school in Cardiff, and is currently studying for a Masters at the Royal College of Music, London, which he’s completing alongside his portfolio of work.