The Weekend Sun Competition

Solo pianist Chris Greenslade is a New Zealander and was a student of leading pianist Bruce Greenfield.

He went on to complete his honours degree in performance with Richard Mapp at the Wellington Conservatorium of Music.

As well as receiving the NGCNZ Scholarship while at the conservatorium, he was a prize-winner in various competitions and conducted and presented research into the education of musically gifted children.

Chris continued his post-graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Mark Ray, received the RNCM Julius Scholarship and studied chamber music with Dr Christopher Rowland formerly of the Fitzwilliam quartet. As well as regularly appearing in recitals and accompanying in New Zealand, Chris is a sought-after teacher.

He has been a regional coach for Chamber Music New Zealand’s secondary schools chamber music competition and his piano students have regularly had success in both regional and national competitions. Including, winner of the North Shore concerto competition and semi-finalists in every Wallace National Junior Piano Competition since its inception.
As well as teaching piano at St Paul’s Collegiate Hamilton, where he is also the accompanist for the mixed choir, Chris is a keen supporter of music in the community and works with Conductive Education Waikato providing music appreciation classes for children with special needs.

The concert will be held in Baycourt X Space, Sunday July 4 at 4pm.

His programme includes works by Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.

Tickets are alternatively available from Ticketek. Service fees may apply.


The Weekend Sun has one double pass to see Chris Greenslade’s concert at Baycourt for one lucky reader.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winner, John Maunder!