Christian has been playing the Theremin since the age of 16 when its other-worldly, siren-like sound captivated his attention and stole him away from his first instrument, the violin. Since then has studied with Lydia Kavina and attended workshops with Carolina Eyck (Hands-Off 2008), and has performed solo and ensemble pieces at various venues including Dartington Summer School; the Rymer Auditorium and Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall (York); and LSO St. Lukes and the Clore Ball Room at the Southbank Centre (London). As an improviser he was a founding member of the Malbork Libero Ensemble and also participated in 'free improvisation' workshops with George Lewis at the ICMSN conference in July 2007. His diverse repertoire ranges from John Dowland and Henry Purcell to Erik Satie and Olivier Messiaen, while as a composer he is interested integrating the Theremin into the instrumentation of his own music. His piece Looking for the Land that is Nowhere for Theremin and scordatura string octet was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and performed by Lydia Kavina and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra in June 2010 at the Royal Festival Hall.
Christian has been teaching Theremin privately since 2008 and would be happy to receive any enquiries here.