Christian Valle is a London based Bass-Baritone from Trondheim, Norway.
Christian is currently doing a Master in music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he also graduated with a Bachelore in 2016. During the years at Guildhall, Christian has worked closely with Robert Dean.
At the age of six he joined the Nidaros Cathedral Boys’ Choir, where he sang for 11 years and it was during this period he decided to become a singer. At the age of 16 he was accepted in to the music education at Trondheim Cathedral School where he studied with Anne Christine Piro.
In August 2016 Christian will be singing at the St. Lawrence Jewry August music festival, singing Mussorgsky’s Songs of Dances and Death, a masterclass with Robert Lloyd at the Machynlleth Music Festival, Wales and in October singing Brahms requiem in Southwark Cathedral. Christian originated the role of Professor Dinet in the opera Évariste at Tête à tête. His repertoire stretches from early music to more contemporary music, although his heart belongs to the works of his compatriot Edvard Grieg.
Christian has worked with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO and was finalist at the Chartered Surveyor’s Song Prize. He is frequently asked to sing at weddings, funerals, dinners, other events and is a member of the Philharmonia Chorus’ student scheme.
Christian has had the pleasure of benefiting from masterclasses and coaching by Robert Lloyd, Julius Drake, Peter Rose, Rudolf Piernay, Graham Johnson, Adrian Thompson, Sarah Walker, Emanuele Moris, Theresa Goble, amongst others.
Christian is very grateful for the generous support from Doris Martin Cukow, The George & Charlotte Balfour Award and Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens stiftelse.