BIOGRAPHY

As a prizewinning graduate from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Christian has appeared throughout the UK as a recitalist, oratory soloist and opera singer.

The Glasgow born tenor graduated with BMus (Hons) in Vocal Performance in 2013, completing his Masters of Music in Performance at RCS. As a scholarship student, he studied under Iain Paton and Amand Hekkers, after his early nurturing with Wilma MacDougall. He excelled as a recitalist at RCS and won the Glasgow Grand Society Opera cup; Hugh S. Robertson Prize for Scottish Singing including the William Alan Prize and was the sole male finalist in the Governors’ recital competition in 2015.

As a professional performer, Christian has sung the tenor solo in oratorios including Mozart’s “Requiem”; Mozart’s “Mass in C major”; Handel’s “Messiah”; Orff’s “Carmina Burana”; Haydn’s “Nelson Mass”; Bach “Magnificat”; Stainer’s “Crucifixion” ; Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” and Vaughn Williams’ “Serenade to Music” and is a regular guest artist at charity functions.

Since his early years with Scottish Opera connect, Christian has relished singing operatic roles. In collaboration with RCS and Scottish Opera, Christian appeared in Prokofiev’s “War and Peace” and “Betrothal in a Monastery” while taking roles in RCS productions of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” and Nicolai’s “Die lustigen Wieber von Windsor”.

As part of the West End Festival, he was honoured to be conducted by John Butt in a modern version of Handel’s “Acis and Galatea” in a role the Herald critic noted he sang “with a plomb”. His opera career has grown from being a founding member of A La Canto, touring with Opera Bohemia in “La Traviata”, “Eugene Onegin” and “The Pearl Fishers” and most recently he has appeared with Scottish Opera in "Die Zauberflöte" and "Breaking the Waves".

Between performances, Christian is a singing teacher at Hutchesons’ Grammar School and St Andrews University.

Future appearances include: “Tosca” and “Nixon in China” with Scottish Opera along with recitals and Oratorios around the UK and Europe.