Christopher Norby is a composer from Derry, Northern Ireland. He has been working on a professional freelance basis since 2007 as a composer of concert music, theatre music and videogame music. In 2011 he completed a PhD in composition through the University of Ulster. In terms of classical concert music and theatre collaboration he has been commissioned by some of the UK and Ireland’s leading organisations and performing groups, including BBC Radio 3 (Ulster Orchestra), RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, Brodsky Quartet, Concorde, NI Opera, Echo Echo Dance Theatre and the Verbal Arts Centre. His music has been performed across Ireland and the UK, Slovenia and Japan. He has produced original scores for numerous apps and games on iOS and android. Diversity and versatility are important to Christopher, as can be evidenced by his work across a wide range of genres and fields of composition.
In 2013 his work was performed throughout Ireland by the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet as part of their Irish Tour, in London by the Brodsky Quartet as part of the City of London Festival and in the USA by the AZ Pro Arte orchestra, conducted by Timothy Verville and Keitaro Harada. He is currently composer in residence with the AZ Pro Arte Ensemble and his work will feature in their 2013/14 concert series at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Christopher lives in Tempe, Arizona.