In September 2014, Christopher will join the staff at Elmhurst School for Dance in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet as head of musicians and musical support.
This job will give Chris the opportunity to continue to musically train dancers, engage with pianists to help them understand the importance of correct musical support during ballet class / rehearsals and to initiate a training scheme for musicains. This scheme will teach musicians how to accompany classes and rehearsals.
Review of Modern Ballet Studio Melodies Volume 5 & Original Ballet Compositions by Emily Kate Long on 4dancers.org
Today I’m excited to share two new class CDs from UK pianist Christopher Hobson:Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 5 and Modern Ballet Studio Melodies Original Compositions. Each features 32 non-repeating tracks of crisply recorded solo piano music.
Christopher works with The Lowry and the Centre for Advanced Training in dance (CAT) programme.
The students end of year performance 2014 will feature original choreographed works by guest artists as well as new works choreographed by students and CAT directors. A selection of these pieces will feature original music composed Christopher Hobson and Julie Bruce.
Performances take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014. Visit The Lowry website for ticket details.
For the first time ever, I am proud to announce that a CD of completely original compositions is now available to download to compliment your full ballet class. All tracks on this CD have been carefully composed (and consulted with many ballet teachers!) to provide exactly the right support for each individual exercise.
After 12 months, Christopher Hobson is back with his latest release, Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 5. This release continues to provide all the beautiful melodies from your favourite genres, beautifully played and expertly arranged. Yet another release that is guarenteed to bring a smile to the faces of teachers and students alike!
The Space Inside - originally choreographed and produced over 2013 returns for 2 nights only with support from The Lowry theatre. Some of the choreography and music has been reworked and recomposed - however the essence of the original performance still remains the same. Check out The Lowry website to book your tickets and be sure not to miss this final chance to be a part of this of this unique performance.
Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 4 by the talented Christopher Hobson is a standout for its variety in style and its inspiring energy. The album contains thirty-six tracks of music with no repeats for the seventeen barre pieces. Hobson plays something for everyone, from Debussy and Prokofiev to the themes from “South Park,” ETand Indiana Jones.
A Review of Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Sounds of Christmas by Catherine L. Tully on 4dancers.org
What a delight! Christopher Hobson has really come up with lovely arrangements that work for ballet class here on “Sounds of Christmas“. I doubt it was an easy task to make these songs fit for barre and center, but the way he has done it–they sound totally natural.
Musical Theatre Hits under the Modern Ballet Studio Melodies series brings you over 77 minutes of uniquely and beautifully arranged songs from Musical Theatre genre, uniquely arranged by Christopher Hobson for your full length ballet class.
After a break of nearly 2 years, Modern Ballet Studio Melodies returns with Volume 4. With our most eclectic and versatile selection of beautiful melodies to date - we believe this release will be a 'must have' addition to any teachers collection.
I love this CD and my students love it as well. We are looking forward to many more volumes in the future! The ballet world needs your talents, skills and sensitivities. I hope you will always make a contribution to it.