Chris Artley was born in 1963 in Leeds, England and studied Music at Bristol and Auckland Universities respectively. He has spent 25 years teaching music in schools in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, where he is now resident and teaches at King’s College, Auckland. He has won six international composing competitions, and is a fully registered composer with SOUNZ. Chris has a classical piano background but has always enjoyed improvising and playing jazz. He also sings baritone in the Graduate Choir of New Zealand.