The Minneapolis Tribune calls Christian “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz”, while the Chicago Reader says: “Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical tofuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.”
Christian has been awarded the #2 spot in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll four times as “Rising Star” jazz violinist. A classically-trained player, he quickly earned a reputation in jazz circles by playing with numerous jazz greats in New York.
He has been invited to teach or present at The New School, Singapore International String Conference, Oberlin College, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of New Mexico, University of Southern California, Ohio State University, the Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, Jazz Connections, and hundreds of high schools and middle schools. Visit Christian’s website.