Christopher Gibbs, born 1938, has been a composer since the age of seven. He studied at Trinity College of Music under Gladys Puttick and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Carey Blyton. He has taught music for many years, including lecturing at the University of Birmingham.
He now teaches piano and composition in Grange-over-Sands and holds weekly classes in improvisation (classical, jazz and contemporary) with young instrumentalists at Cartmel Music Centre,
His recent compositions include a large scale violin concerto, several shorter pieces for orchestra, works for string quartet - including the popular Forest Of Bowland Suite - a piece for brass quintet (Over Sands), a cantata for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra (Viking Runes), about 35 pieces for string orchestra, wind quartet, brass band, choir SATB, piano solo, organ solo, piano and instrumental duo, and some songs.