Christopher Marshall is a composer and teacher based in Orlando where he continues to carve out a successful freelance career, securing commissions from top conductors and performers around the world. His music has featured on concert programmes in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Barbican in London.
An American citizen since 2015, Christopher was born in France of New Zealand parents. He received his early music education in New South Wales, Australia. He holds a Masters Degree in Music with Honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Fellowship in Composition from Trinity College, London. He held the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, New Zealand (1994 and 1995), and in 1996 was Fulbright Composer in Residence at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to taking up these positions he spent three years teaching and composing in the South Pacific island nation, Samoa, and for ten years prior to that taught English to Indochinese refugees in Auckland, NZ.
Many diverse influences can be heard in Christopher Marshall’s music. However the foundation of all his work is the conviction that music is primarily a means of expressive communication with the listener.