Christian Amonson’s recordings are driven by his ability to see sound. Obsessed with blend and balance, he has initiated a radical shift in the way music is recorded and mixed, delivering a new level of realism/idealism and musicality.
Christian has recorded for artists like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with John Williams, the Kansas City Symphony with Yo-Yo Ma, the Imani Winds, Washington Master Chorale, Virginia Opera, Invoke, Omer Quartet, and others. Christian holds a special interest in sharing new music and has produced world premiere recordings of works by composers such as Jennifer Higdon, Jonathan Leshnoff, Joel Puckett, Adam Schoenberg, Michael Daugherty, Julian Wachner, Christopher Theofanidis, and mor
While studying music composition, Christian won his first full-season recording contract as an engineer at age 20, selected after Virginia's only fully-professional vocal ensemble auditioned the most experienced classical engineers in the mid-Atlantic. At 27, Christian participated in a nation-wide audition and was selected to enlist as Recording Engineer for "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, where he served until 2019.
Christian’s festival recordings include the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, the National Music Festival in Maryland, the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, and the Credo Festival in Ohio.
Christian’s first industry credit was for photos in Bruce Hornsby’s album Levitate, taken at a concert he snuck in to as “press”. He continues to create visual media and has produced videos in concert halls around the country including Severance Hall in Cleveland, Symphony Center in Chicago, the Lincoln Center in NYC, and the Strathmore outside Washington DC. At the Mostly Modern Festival, he will create three-camera video recordings complete with mastered audio.
Christian is supported by Arts Laureate, a team of engineers recruited from around the country to specialize in audio, video, and photos for classical artists and ensembles