Christopher Braime was born in 1983 and commenced conducting studies whilst a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Neil Thomson, and Richard Dickins. He was recently featured in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge on BBC 4 and BBC 2.
Christopher is Musical Director of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra, the Putney Choral Society, and the Southampton Youth Orchestra.
Christopher has also appeared as conductor with several orchestras throughout the South of England including: the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra, the Redhill Sinfonia, the Suffolk Sinfonia, and the Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013, he made his European conducting debut with the Orquestra do Algarve, Portugal, and has recently conducted in Germany. In the 2019/20 season he will be returning to the Suffolk Sinfonia where he maintains a very happy guest conducting relationship with the orchestra.
Christopher has worked with some of the most outstanding young soloists of this generation including the cellist Jamal Aliyev, horn player Joel Ashford the baritones Huw Montague-Rendall and Edward Jowle, Soprano Jessica Gillingwater and the saxophonist Huw Wiggin. With the pianist Simon Ballard he also gave the first public performance in the UK of the Leroy Anderson Piano Concerto.
Until recently he was the Musical Director of the Grosvenor Light Opera Company who have regularly been invited to perform at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and have won awards for their productions at the festival.
Christopher also still performs as an oboist and is active in the field of teaching, he was a Music Appreciation lecturer for the charity Open Age, based in West London, and conducts the Mary Ward Chamber Orchestra at the Mary Ward Adult Education Centre. He was also a consultant on the Royal College of Music's "Rhythm for Life" project where RCM students explored the skills required when working with older adult learners, and recently wrote guidance for the RCM on the subject.
Christopher was formerly Musical Director of the Imperial College String Ensemble, the Pelly Concert Orchestra, Farnborough and the Worthing Youth Orchestra
“Christopher Braime’s restrained yet eloquent conducting presented all the moods and impressions of ‘A London Symphony’: sensuous, jolly, alarming and even more passionate” - thelatest.co.uk