Chris Baldwin is a trumpet teacher and performer based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Chris studied trumpet at the University of Queensland School of Music under Phil Ryan, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. He has studied with a number of other noted brass teachers, including the renowned brass pedagogue Kim Lofthouse (formerly of the Grieg Academy, Norway). As a trumpeter and cornetist Chris has maintained an active involvement in a wide variety of Brisbane ensembles, ranging from brass ensembles to big bands. He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, and has previously played trumpet in the Queensland Youth Symphony, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and Ipswich City Orchestra. Chris has performed in pit orchestras for musicals such as "Sweeney Todd", "West Side Story", "The Witches of Eastwick", "Oliver", "42nd Street", "My Fair Lady" and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Chris has a passion for brass banding and currently plays solo cornet with Brisbane Excelsior, one of the finest bands in the Southern Hemisphere.
Chris is a passionate trumpet teacher, maintaining a large private teaching studio. His studio caters for students of all ages and skill levels, from first-year beginners all the way through to advanced students preparing to study music at university. Chris has tutored brass at a number of schools in south-east Queensland, including All Saints Anglican School (Gold Coast) and Southern Cross Catholic School (Redcliffe). He currently teaches upper brass at Stuartholme School (Toowong) where he has also conducted the school's concert band, jazz band and brass and wind ensembles. Chris also teaches trumpet (or other brass) at St Laurence's College, St Rita's College and Redeemer Lutheran College.