Bochmann, Christopher ( Consitt)
- Sérgio Azevedo
(b Chipping Norton, Nov 8, 1950). British composer, teacher and conductor. He studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger (1967), with whom he continued to work until 1971, and privately with Richard Rodney Bennett (1969–72). In 1968 he went to New College, Oxford (BA 1971, BMus 1972, MA 1976, DMus 1999). After teaching in a number of schools, including Cranborne Chase School and the Yehudi Menuhin School, Bochmann went to Brazil, where he taught at the Escola de Música de Brasília (1978–80). In 1980 he moved to Portugal where he has developed an extensive activity as a teacher at most of the important music schools, particularly the Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa (1980–90) and the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (from 1985), of which he is the present director and head of composition. In 1984 he became conductor of the Portuguese Youth Orchestra....