A native of Monticello, New York, Christopher Bradshaw graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. He then pursued his graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, earning a Master of Music in piano performance, and completing the requirements for doctoral candidacy. He has performed at chamber music festivals in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in Morges, Switzerland.
Christopher maintains a private studio as well as teaching piano for the Afterschool Programs at Little Red School House and Léman Manhattan Preparatory School. He accompanies and performs with the Astoria Symphonic Choir, and the glee clubs at the Buckley School. His students, who range in age from 5 to adult, have received honors and awards for their playing. Equally at home with beginners as with advanced players, he is widely sought after for his patient, gentle approach to teaching. Mr. Bradshaw is currently accepting new students in the New York City area.
A member of the Bradshaw/Parker Piano Duo since 1992, he has performed a wide variety of four-hand and two-piano repertoire in the United States, Spain, Austria and Germany. In addition to solo and duo piano performance, he enjoys collaborating with vocalists on the art song repertoire, in part due to his interest in and study of the Spanish, French and Russian languages. He has served as Musical Director for the Brooklyn Theater Arts Project's productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cabaret, at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village. He currently serves as artistic director for the Church of the Redeemer Concert Series in Astoria, Queens.