Cristian is the first Brazilian to have won the Prix Clara Haskil, one of world’s leading piano competitions. He has appeared as a soloist with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Orquestre de la Suisse Romande and Lucerne Symphony. While growing up in São Paulo, Cristian became a protégé of popular artist Antonio Nobrega, under whom he incorporated diverse styles of Brazilian dances and rhythms into his artistic personality. In 2010, Cristian moved to Boston to study with Wha Kyung Byun at the NEC, where he received his Masters Degree. While in Boston, he started hosting meetings which would spur the creation of the Groupmuse community. In Brazil, he leads Pianosofia, a similar minded group that promotes house concerts to expand the reach of classical music.