|Christian was born in 1974 and started composing whilst a pupil at Whitland Grammar, the school of William Mathias. Early works, such as Fantasia for Orchestra, Symphony and Gloria in Excelsis Deo (for brass band) gained exposure thanks to the encouragement of his music teachers at the time: Ann Lewis, Robert Owen and Seimon Morris. Christian continued his study of composition at the University of Surrey under Sebastian Forbes, graduating with first class honours. After this he wrote a series of works for children, most notably songs and incidental music for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Bring in the Holly (words by Charles Causley).|
From October 2005 to September 2006 Christian studied at Cardiff University, obtaining his MMus with distinction. He was awarded a studentship to proceed to a PhD, which he began in October 2007, studying with Anthony Powers and Judith Weir.
Recent performances include Mwg with Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group; a workshop performance of Movements for Orchestra with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Djemma el Fna with BBC National Orchestra of Wales brass and friends; Herr ich habe missgehandelt and Chorale from 'Lyra Davidica', both for organ. The orchestral version of Lyra Davidica was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in January 2010 and will be broadcast on BBC Radio later in the year. Future plans include a chamber opera and a work for orchestra based upon travels in the Basque Country.