Spot on: Latin and Finnish
Christian Holenstein studied natural horn and horn at the conservatories of Geneva, Bern and Zurich as well as conducting in Zurich and Helsinki. He also studied German, French, history and Latin at the University of Fribourg.
He has been principal horn of the Bern Symphony Orchestra since 2004. In addition, he has played baroque and natural horn with the baroque orchestra Europa Galante for many years. He is delighted to have also been playing with Les Passions de l'Âme for several years. He has also appeared as a guest with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Freitagsakademie.
He has performed over 60 solo concerts on the natural horn, horn, post horn and alphorn with orchestras including the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Mikkeli City Orchestra Finland, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, the Concilium Musicum Vienna and the National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Romania.
Christian Holenstein is also sought-after as a teacher. His horn method «76 progressive Klangetüden für Horn» has been published by Editions BIM.