Christopher Pulleyn studied English Literature at York University, after which he gradually developed a career as a collaborative pianist, and has since gone on to work regularly with a number of major arts organisations across the country including Opera North, Glyndebourne, Sage Gateshead, Huddersfield Choral Society, the Hallé, and the BBC.
He is the Junior Fellow Répétiteur at the RNCM for 2019-2021, acting as principal Répétiteur for the college’s opera productions, including Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mansfield Park and Flight by Jonathan Dove. He has worked regularly with Opera North on their many outreach and education programmes, and been involved in productions including The Magic Flute, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, and the UK Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night.
He was the principal accompanist for Opera North’s Youth Ensembles, playing and assisting on a number of projects and productions. Christopher is also Assistant Musical Director of Bradford Festival Choral Society, and a regular accompanist and coach at Leeds Conservatoire and the University of Hull. In 2018, he established &Piano, an annual music festival in Huddersfield, to further support and encourage the appreciation of song and chamber music in the region.