Chris Brammeld's compositions include chamber, vocal and choral works, as well as two ballets, orchestral compositions and arrangements, wind band music and music for children and amateur performers. His music has been performed in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, at Presteigne Festival, Penkhull Festival, Cambridge University, Kettle's Yard, the Hertfordshire Chamber Music Series, the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham and St John’s, Smith Square.
Performers of Chris's work include VOCES8, the Tippett Quartet, Ensemble 2021, Britten Sinfonia, Berkeley Ensemble, Ligeti Quartet, Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, Donna Lennard, Benjamin Graves, Bedriska Trio, Greg Hallam, Mimi Doulton, Robert Thompson, Simon Callaghan, Jocelyn Freeman, Amy Dickson, Swansea Bach Choir and London Youth Choir.
Chris read Music at the University of Nottingham, before taking an MMus in composition and music education at Sheffield, and a PhD at Cambridge. His composition teachers have included Nicholas Sackman, George Nicholson, Peter Fribbins and Richard Causton. His music is published by Forton Music. Outside his composing activities, Chris is Head of Instrumental Music at Caterham School, and Artistic Director of Penkhull Festival of Music and Art.