Christopher Mortlock


Christopher Mortlock Christopher Mortlock is a composer and hospital doctor, currently living and working in Christchurch, New Zealand. Chris studied music at the University of Sussex (1st Class Honours), then at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil with Distinction) where he was awarded the 2014 Arthur Bliss Prize for Composition. His composition teachers include Richard Causton, Martin Butler, and Tarik O’Regan. His music has been performed by professional, amateur, and school ensembles throughout the UK, the USA, and New Zealand, and broadcast on BBC television.

Alongside composition, Chris is an enthusiastic tenor, singing in choirs across the UK and NZ. He is especially grateful for his time singing with the Chapel Choir of Robinson College, Cambridge, under the direction of Timothy Brown, where he discovered a love of choral music.

In 2016, Chris undertook a radical change in career and trained as a doctor at Warwick Medical School, graduating in 2020. His experience of medicine in the peak of the COVID pandemic led to a resurgence in his composition. Since then, he has found himself exploring experiences of healthcare in his music. He currently lives in Christchurch, New Zealand where he balances his time between composing, medicine, and exploring the outdoors.

Works by Christopher Mortlock

Festival performances of works by Christopher Mortlock

Call for Scores submissionLondon premiere

LFCCM 2024