Christian Mason is enjoying a prolific career with an array of commissions including the completion of the orchestral cycle Time and Eternity for Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Christoph Eschenbach, and The Singing Tree for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Christian has also received commissions from the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Baroque ensemble Il Gardellino, and Orchestre National d’Auvergne, where he will be a composer-in-residence until June 2023.
In recent years Christian’s orchestral works have been premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Christian Thielemann), HR-Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonia Orchestra (with Anu Komsi), Münchener Kammerorchester and the Orchestre National de France (Alla Breve).
In 2015 Christian won the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Composer Prize. He is also a visiting teacher of composition at the University of Cambridge. He has been a resident artist at Eton College, Villa Concordia, Civitella Ranieri and at SWR Experimental Studio in Freiburg. In 2012 he was awarded the Mendhelssohn Scholarship and received a British Composer Award. Christian completed a PhD at King's College London with Sir George Benjamin and has worked as Composition Assistant to Sir Harrison Birtwistle. He is a founding Artistic Director of the Octandre Ensemble and plays the Theremin. His works are published by Breitkopf & Härtel.