Whether touring the world with rock and pop music legends, recording some of Hollywood’s biggest film scores, soloing with the worlds’s best orchestras, or lending his unique talent to the hottest Broadway shows, national television programs, and Grammy Award winning albums –Christian Hebel is doing just about as much as one man can with a violin.
In addition to his classical music work, Christian’s mastery of the violin has earned him a slew of high-profile jobs in the worlds of popular music, Hollywood, Broadway and television. It’s more than likely that you’ve heard his inimitable playing on the soundtrack of one of your favorite films or plays—you just don’t know it yet. Over the years, he has toured the world with icons like Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel, and recorded, soloed and performed with musical luminaries including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Elvis Costello, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Diana Ross, The Roots, Bjork, Carrie Underwood, Bette Midler, Michael Buble, Rufus Wainwright, Reba McEntire, and many more. His recordings include multi-Platinum, Gold, Emmy and Academy Award and Grammy Award winning albums for Decca, Sony, Universal, Sony Classical, Rhino, Warner, Roc-a-fella, Nonesuch and PS Classics. He just finished touring the world as the solo violinist for multiplatinum-selling superstar vocalist Josh Groban and is Music Consultant for Lionel Richie.
Christian Hebel’s filmography features megahits and critically acclaimed features such as The Social Network, Life of Pi, Moneyball, X-Men, True Grit, Sex And The City 2 (as onscreen Concertmaster), Alice in Wonderland, Rio 2 and Superman Returns, and his work in film has granted him the opportunity to collaborate with a group of renowned film composers that includes John Williams, Bill Ross, John Ottman, Alexandre Desplat, Carter Burwell, Thomas Newman, John Powell, Mychael Danna and Danny Elfman. He has appeared on The View, The Today Show, PBS Soundstage and The American Music Awards and his theater credits encompass both on and off-Broadway productions like The Light in the Piazza, The Last Five Years, The Farnsworth Invention, and Next to Normal. He is currently the Concertmaster for the New York City Production of the hit Broadway musical Wicked.