trombonist who started playing at ten years of age and attended the Royal
Academy of Music and Staffordshire Performing Arts and studied under the
watchful eye of Robert Hughes.
In 2001, he
joined the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Upon graduation from the RAM in
2002, he relocated to London
and joined the Philharmonia.
with whom he has worked include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, the European Union Youth Orchestra, the
London Philharmonic, the London Sinfonietta, the
London Symphony Orchestra, the Midland Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Brass
Band of Wales, Opera North, and the University of York
April 2004, the trombonists of the Philharmonia
offered up an album concert at Royal Festival Hall as part of International
Trombone Week. The album they
performed was The London Trombone Sound, which features everything from “Ave
Maria” to the theme from The
the Philharmonia interpreted Sergei Prokofiev’s
Peter and the Wolf on 30th
March 2006. The concert
included an introductory act written by Lori Spee
and Erik Van der Wurff.
July 2006, Christian again participated in the International Trombone
Festival, this time held in Birmingham,
England. Here he shared the stage with
pianist Alison Procter and tenor trombonist Katy Pryce, under the baton of
delivered the world premiere performance and recording of the bass trombone
concerto of Gareth Wood in 2008.
The premiere featured Nigel Boddice
conducting the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and appears on the 2009
album, Vienna Nights.
April 2011, the Philharmonia appeared at Royal
Festival Hall with Lorin Maazel
conducting “Symphony No. 6” by Gustav Mahler.
The Philharmonia Brass performed at the Worcester Three
Choirs Festival in August 2011.
In the field
of music education, Christian has taught at the English
the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal
College, the Royal
and Trinity Colleges of Music.