During the 2016-17 school year, Cristian studied with Dr. Carolyn Oh of Montgomery College, where he also performed with the MC Orchestra as principal flutist and soloist. Outside of school, he is an active freelancer performing in churches, with the Strathmore Children's Chorus of the Strathmore Music Center, and collaborating with local musicians on various recording projects. Cristian also plays regularly with the Prince George's Philharmonic, as a substitute and guest principal and is on sub lists for the Symphony of the Potomac, Columbia Orchestra and several other community orchestras in the D.C. area. Cristian has performed for master classes with Nikolai Popov, Chris Norman, Valerie Coleman and Aaron Goldman; was featured in performances as part of the FSU Department of Music Honors Recital (2016) and Montgomery College Honors Recital (2017); and won first prize in the Flute Society of Washington's Collegiate Soloist Competition (2017). A dedicated proponent of new music, Cristian has performed two world premieres, and is enthusiastic about collaborations that will bring new and interesting works to audiences.
Cristian is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in flute performance at the University of Maryland, College Park with Dr. Sarah Frisof. He performs frequently with the UMD Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Maryland Opera Studio, TEMPO New Music ensemble, and a wind quintet among other chamber groups.