Chris Hartland studied recorders with Philip Thorby and historical oboes with James Eastaway, for a BMus (Hons) degree at Trinity College of Music, London, remaining there to complete a Postgraduate Diploma. Chris performs regularly on the recorder and oboe in orchestral, chamber and solo roles, with ensembles such as: The Hanover Band, The Dunedin Consort, Oxford Baroque, The London Handel Orchestra, The Gabrieli Players, Norwich Baroque and La Nuova Musica. Recent highlights have included performances of Bach’s second and fourth Brandenburg Concertos in Norwich cathedral, and a concert of Sammartini, Telemann and Vivaldi concertos at the Stoke Newington Early Music Festival. Chris also enjoys teaching pupils of all ages, from young children to adults, and has taught widely in schools and on residential courses. In his spare time, he can usually be found climbing in the mountains of the UK.