After studying in Munich and Frankfurt, Christian became a member of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg in 1992 where he currently plays.
His brilliant work has led him to appear with renowned ensembles like Hamburg’s NDR, Cologne’s Gürzenich Orchestra, and The Munich Philharmonic where he has played for conductors like Levine, Gergiew, Sinopoli and Sawallisch.
He is a welcome special guest at major opera houses like, Berlin’s German Opera, Bayern State Opera, and Hannover State Opera.
Regular performances as a soloist and chamber music player compliment his work as an orchestra player. In 2012 he performed twice with chamber music ensembles in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle. And he has coached the wind section of both the Albert-Schweitzer youth orchestra and the Hamburg University Orchestra.
Along with his love of opera and singing, he is passionate about jazz, and founded the quartet, The Philharmonic Clowns, which goes along side his Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra work.
He also is an avid jazz ensemble arranger.