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Christopher Norton

(b. New Zealand 1953)

Christopher Norton is an established composer, arranger, educationalist and producer. Best known for the world-famous Microjazz series (published by Boosey & Hawkes), as well as his award winning Essential Guides to Pop Styles, Latin Styles and Jazz Styles, he is universally regarded as the leader in his field: ‘Piano’ magazine captured his achievement when it wrote that it is “testimony to the brilliance of Norton that it is now unimaginable to have a festival competition without a Norton piece in it.”

His compositions have a distinctive contemporary feel, featuring various popular styles, while his teaching method combines traditional techniques with aspects of modern technology.