Christopher is Principal Conductor and Co-Artistic Director of The Multi-Story Orchestra.

He founded The Multi-Story Orchestra in 2011 with composer Kate Whitley; Multi-Story’s concerts in a Peckham Car Park were recognised with a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2016. In the same year, Christopher made a critically acclaimed BBC Proms debut with the Orchestra, leading to reinvitation for 2017, when they performed John Adams’ Harmonielehre. 

‘Joyous and expert music-making by the young Multi-Story Orchestra under Christopher Stark’s unflappable direction’

– Richard Morrison, The Times

Christopher has much experience in opera; since graduating he worked extensively on the music staff of Glyndebourne Festival and Tour as Assistant Conductor, and was awarded the Lefever Study Award by the company for his work on The Turn of the Screw in 2014He also worked as an Assistant Conductor for the BBC Proms, Aurora Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, Oper Köln and the Gürzenich-Orchester.

In 2018 his conducting for English Touring Opera of the The Marriage of Figaro in 2018 was celebrated in the press;

‘It is exceptionally well conducted by Christopher Stark, a rising star best known for presenting thunderous contemporary scores in a Peckham car park with his Multi-Story Orchestra. Here, however, he shows how elegantly he can shape Mozart, coaxing beautiful textures from his players and pacing the arias perfectly to showcase the young cast’

– Richard Morrison, The Times

‘Christopher conducts with great flair and intelligence and there’s wonderfully supple, detailed playing from the ETO Orchestra’

– Tim Ashley, The Guardian

Christopher began his musical life as a cellist and pianist, playing in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, turning to conducting orchestras and operas whilst a Choral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. At Cambridge, he was received an MA in Music and Musicology and a MusB in Piano Accompaniment, his thesis focusing on Pitch-Class Analysis of the music of James MacMillan.

Christopher has studied conducting with Peter Stark, Jorma Panula and Stephen Layton. His work has been broadcast extensively on BBC Radio 3, with The Multi-Story Orchestra, BBC Proms and English Touring Opera and has made recordings for the NMC label.