Starting at age 14 Christian studied harmonica with serious dedication. He has a multitude of sessions to his credit over many years and has played a wide cross-section of musical styles.
He has featured in stage musicals such a Roger Miller’s “Big River” as soloist in the orchestra and character roles on stage. In July 2010 Christian was a performer in Adam Guettel’s “Floyd Collins”, a show which is recognised as “one of the most musically demanding musicals ever written”.
In 2019 Christian was invited to perform Henry Mancini’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. All shows were sold out.
Christian has performed Sven Libaek’s Harmonica Concerto with a number of different Symphony Orchestras. A performance with the “Central Coast Symphony” was recorded in June 2010.
He recorded an album of original material with Guy Dickerson entitled “Planet Bound”, released through Larrikin Records and another entitled “The Sketch” through La Brava. Compositions from these albums, “Five Islands” and “The Sketch”, were both awarded “Best Instrumental” at the ABC Newcastle Music Awards. The latest CD entitled “The Lilting”, released through the Trailblazer label has recieved international interest and great reviews.
He has won “Gold Harmonica Awards” at the Hohner National Harmonica Championships and worked as Larry Adler’s harmonica technician during the Australian leg of Adler’s international tour. Aside from his own CD’s, Christian has featured as a guest artist on over 60 other albums and played with many of the top artists in the music industry.