Christopher Goddard

Christopher Goddard is a composer and pianist currently based in Montreal. As a composer, Christopher Goddard has collaborated with NYO Canada, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, TAK Ensemble, andPlay duo, and NOISE-BRIDGE duo. He was selected for the 11th International Forum for Young Composers with the NEM, and has participated in the Wellesley Composers Conference and the NAC Young Composers Program. His work has been recognized by the CLC’s Friends of Canadian Music Award, the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards, and the Prix Collégien de Musique Contemporaine.

He was recently selected as the RBC Foundation Composer-in-Residence by NYO Canada, for whom he composed a new orchestral work that was premiered in Lisbon on their 2016 summer tour. As a performer and advocate of contemporary music, Christopher Goddard has presented dozens of premieres by his colleagues, appearing with new music groups such as Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Columbia Composers, the Wet Ink Ensemble and others. He has participated in the Samos Young Artist Festival, the Avant Music Festival in New York and was a member of the 2013 Lucerne Festival Academy. Starting in September 2017, he will serve as Artistic Director for Ottawa New Music Creators. Christopher Goddard has studied composition with Pierre Jalbert, Karim Al-Zand, Chris Paul Harman and Brian Cherney. Piano studies took place with Chris Oldfather, Anthony de Mare, Kyoko Hashimoto and Nicole Presentey. He holds degrees in composition, contemporary performance, and theory from the Manhattan School of Music, Rice University, and McGill University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in composition with Professor John Rea at McGill University.

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