Chris Brierley is based in London, England. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was a founder member of the award-winning Kreisler String Orchestra which included Youssou N’Dour, Brian Eno, John Cale and Michael Nyman among many collaborators. Since 2005 Chris has worked with Heart’n’Soul, a creative collective run by artists with learning disabilities. He performed with the ‘Radical Racoons’ , a band made up of young Heart’n’Soul artists, at the Beautiful Octopus Club in the Royal Festival Hall in September 2012 as part of the celebrations at the end of the Paralympic games. Over the last 5 years he has written extensively for the Heidi Latsky Dance Company in New York and he performs, records and writes with the Band of Holy Joy and the Vast Earth Orchestra. Chris was recently appointed as a visiting music tutor at Core Arts in Hackney, East London, the renowned charity that exists to enrich the lives of socially excluded people with severe mental health issues.