Christian Valle

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Norwegian bass Christian Valle is currently doing his postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated with a Bachelore in 2016. During the years at Guildhall, Christian has worked closely with Robert Dean. In September he will join the school’s prestigious Opera Course.

This summer Christian understudied Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) and sang the High Priest (Semele) for Garsington Opera. He has also worked with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO performing in Le grand macabre and The Hogboon. Other roles roles includes King René Iolanta, Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Ottavio Le donne curiose. Christian originated the role of Professor Dinet (Evariste) at Tête à Tête. He has sung Brahms Requiem in Southwark Cathedral, other concert repertoire includes Händel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John passion (Jesus) and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. 
His repertoire stretches from early to more contemporary music, although his heart belongs to the works of his compatriots Edvard Grieg and Christian Sinding.

Christian has been a finalist in the Chartered Surveyor’s Song Prize (GSMD) and will go to Oslo, Norway to sing in the Queen Sonja International Music Competition, this summer.
Christian has had the pleasure of benefiting from masterclasses and coachings by Robert Lloyd, Julius Drake, Peter Rose, Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, Stephan Loges, Susanna Stranders amongst others.

Christian is very grateful for the generous support from Help Musicians UK Richard Van Allan Award, Skipsreder Tom Wilhelmsens stiftelse and Jansons Legat.