Christian Forshaw


Christian Forshaw studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with John Harle.  His debut CD Sanctuary achieved no.1 positions in the classical music charts both in the UK and internationally, with tracks receiving over 200 plays on national radio.

In July 2009 Christian was commissioned to write and perform a piece at the unveiling of the Hyde Park memorial to the London bombing victims of July 7th, 2005.  The ceremony was attended by HRH The Prince of Wales and the British Prime Minister and was broadcast internationally.  That commission forms the backbone of the disc “Songs of Solace” released in 2012.

Christian has toured worldwide at venues including Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Centre in New York, the Royal Albert Hall and London’s Southbank and Barbican Centres.  He has performed with orchestras including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy and Riccardo Muti.  He has also appeared with smaller groups including Endymion, the Michael Nyman Band and the Graham Fitkin Ensemble.

Christian is Professor of Saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.