Christopher Moulds was born in Halifax, the UK, and first studied piano with Fanny Waterman. From 1991-95 he was a member of the music staff at English National Opera, and Chorus Master at Glyndebourne from 1994-98, conducting Le nozze di Figaro for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and La clemenza di Tito, Birtwistle’s The Last Supper and Carmen for Glyndebourne Touring Opera.|
At the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich he has conducted Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in 2002, 2003 and 2005, Cavalli’s La Calisto, 2005, Ulisse and Handel’s Alcina at the Festspiele 2006, Orlando and Alcina at the Festspiele 2007. At the Salzburger Festspiele 2006 Christopher Moulds conducted performances of La Clemenza di Tito with the Vienna Philharmonic.
In 2003 Christopher made his debut at the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam, with Concerto Köln, conducting a new production of Handel’s Samson, and returned to conduct Hercules with St. James’s Baroque in 2007.
He has recently conducted The Magic Fluteat the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg with Camerata Salzburg, Ariodante and The Magic Flute at the English National Opera. In addition he conducted L’Orfeo andRadamisto at the Opera North; Madam Butterfly, Tosca, Aida and Carmen for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall, and concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Other recent engagements includeGiulio Cesare at the Oper Köln and Oresteat the Komische Oper Berlin. Future plans include Ariodante, Tamerlano, and La Calisto at the Bayerische Staatsoper, “Solomon” at the Bregenzer Festspiele and returning to Oper Köln for Così fan Tutte.
His recording of Glück’s L’Innocenza Giustificatawith Cappella Coloniensis for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi was released in 2004.
In April 2009 he gave a concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall under his directionMusica vivaorchestra introduced the Russian premiere of the opera Orlando by H. F. Handel, with outstanding foreign opera singers doing the leads.
The premiere of The Magic Flute under his direction took place in the Bolshoi Theatre.