Christian Standridge

Christian Standridge American cellist, Christian Standridge, began studying cello at the unusually late age of 16 years old. Already in his short career, he has appeared in major concert halls across the world such as those in Berlin, Paris, and Zurich, as well as many in the United States.

He has had the great joy of collaborating with some of the great artists of today such as Sergei Babayan, Radek Baborák, and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, among many others. Mr. Standridge has benefited from the tutelage of Tabea Zimmermann, Noah-Bendix Balgley, Stephan Picard, Jaime Laredo, and Joseph Silverstein, as well as members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, and Cavani Quartets.

Mr. Standridge was invited to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music. There he studied with Merry Peckham, Sharon Robinson, and Mark Kosower. After graduating, Mr. Standridge moved to Berlin where he has studied with Troels Svane (of the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” and Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck) and where he currently studies with Martin Löhr, Solo Cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Mr. Standridge is also an enthusiastic and committed teacher who draws on the rich pedagogical foundation of his education. When not presenting master classes or workshops in Germany or the United States, he leads an active and vibrant private studio in Berlin. Prospective students should see the “Teaching” page for more information.

Mr. Standridge plays on a cello by Paul Belin, made in 2019.