He is a
cellist, composer and conductor born into a musical family in Vienna, Austria, who took his studies in cello and
conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music.
into his musical career he made his solo debut at the Vienna Musikverein in 1986 and four years later in 1990 he
became a member of the Vienna Volksoper. He remained with them until 1993 and
sometime during those years he also worked as a lecturer with the Wiener Jeunesse Orchestra.
In 1993 he
became a member of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and in 1995 he also began
working as a conductor which has led to him conducting many international
chamber and symphony orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony, Tonkuenstler Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera along
with many others.
In 1997 he
became a co-founder of Ambassade Orchestra Vienna
with other members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and from 2000 he has
been the Principal Conductor of the Festival Linz
He has also led the Chicago Philharmonic, George Enescu
Philharmonic, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Romanian State Philharmonic
of Arad, the San Diego Symphony, the Sarajevo
Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Sinfonietta
as a guest conductor and became the Chief Conductor of the Vienna Mozart Collegium in 2006.
In 2006 he
became the music director for the concert series Schwingungen and 2010 he
worked for Tehran OKF as a musical director.
Several of his
own compositions have been premiered internationally.
His work in
the recording studio has seen him performing on Classic Highlights with the Vienna Sinfonietta
along with many more.
In 2010 there
was a documentary/art film released about Christian and his wife Marianne and
the Austrian land artist Christian Schneider called Barcode.