Professor James Watson - Head of Brass, Royal Academy of Music, comments on Chris' performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto
This was a performance of the highest professional level, displaying exceptional musical maturity. Technically flawless and played with real artistic integrity and intent.
Frank Renton - British Bandsman review of the James Watson Memorial Concert
The RAM Brass Ensemble performed with great confidence but special mention for the piccolo playing of Chris Avison that completely stunned the audience.
Peter Bale - 4barsrest.com review of Enfield Citadel Band's Pre-Contest Festival
There was some consternation at the start of the second half when the strident sounds of a trumpet sounded out from the rear of the church; it was Chris Avison launching Peter Graham's 'Cossack Fire Dance'.
Kevin Price - Head of Brass, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Chris Avison is an outstanding and versatile young trumpet player who performs at a consistently high level across all styles of music. His musical maturity, technical security and exceptional tone quality will serve him will in his future career.