The Spring London College of Music Practical Examinations commence from Monday 14th May, 2012 at the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta. 250 candidates will be sitting for these examinations. Mr Christopher Tutin from the University of West London – London College of Music, will be in Malta to conduct the examinations.
Christopher Tutin (commonly known as Chris) was born in Sunderland in the north-east of England in 1953, but has lived for most of his life in the county of Essex, in the south-east corner of England, about 80 kilometres from London. He studied music at London and Nottingham universities, obtaining the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts, and specializing in music history and musicology. He also holds diplomas in piano teaching (LRSM), piano performance (ALCM) and organ performance (CertRCO). After some years working as a music editor with the publishers Novello and Company, Chris spent many years as a computer consultant in various financial institutions. In the meantime, he continued to teach piano and music theory as well as working as a church organist and choirmaster, and as accompanist to several choirs and choral societies.
In 2001 Chris decided to return to musical activities full time, and worked initially mostly as a peripatetic piano and keyboard teacher in local schools. He trained as an examiner with LCM in 2006, and has since examined throughout the UK and Ireland, the Far East and Canada, and he is now looking forward to a tour in Malta. As well as piano, Chris plays keyboard and pipe organ; a committed Christian, he is currently Director of Music at the Anglican church of St Bartholomew in a small village not far from his home. He also accompanies two local choral societies in the nearby towns of Maldon and Chelmsford.