Wolfram Christ, viola, is one of the few viola players who have been able to make an international reputation as a soloist. Numerous prizes and awards, such as at the ARD competition in Munich, smoothed the path to a busy concert life. At the age of only 22, he became 1st Solo Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he performs regularly with renowned orchestras and distinguished conductors. As a chamber musician, he works at international festivals as well as in the recording studio with such outstanding artists as Martha Argerich, Jessye Norman, Daniel Barenboim and James Levine. Since 1995, Wolfram Christ has been director of the Sydney Conservatory of Music.