At the age of 16, Christian Standridge began his first musical studies with Karen Basrak (now cellist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). After playing the cello for only four years, he entered the Cleveland Institute of Music with a scholarship where he earned his Bachelor’s degree with Merry Peckham. After graduation, he moved to Berlin where he currently studies with Martin Löhr, solo-cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Christian has worked closely and performed with some of the leading artists of today, such as Sergei Babayan, Sharon Robinson, and Jaime Laredo, as well as members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, and Cavani Quartets, as well as the Berliner Philharmoniker.
As an orchestral musician, Christian has served as solo-cellist of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin, Berlin Opera Academy, Cleveland Opera Theater, National Orchestral Institute, and many more.
Christian enjoys mastering foreign languages, travelling, and reading scientific journals.