BCMG Violist Christopher Yates

Christopher Yates

Viola

Christopher Yates began studying the viola at the age of seven and at sixteen won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. At the age of 22 he became the principal viola with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and became the viola section leader with the CBSO eighteen months later. He has appeared as a soloist with the CBSO on many occasions. He has been a member of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group since joining the CBSO and has undertaken many tours, recordings and television and radio broadcasts with them.