Cristian was born in Santiago, Chile, where he studied with the maestro Ernesto Quezada, in the Conservatory of Music of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile, finishing with the highest mark in this area and the first place in his class.
In 1999 he was the only recipient of the prize that the Municipal Theater of Chile awards to young national talents. He was later awarded with a scholarship from his country to travel to Spain for advanced studies with Juan Carlos Rivera, and Xavier Díaz-Latorre, finishing his career with the highest academic distinction in Spain. He has participated in courses and seminars of early music, having lessons and working several times under the direction of the specialist Hopkinson Smith.
He has made more than 15 recordings plus live broadcasts in many countries such as Spain, France, England, Holland and Portugal. For several years he has done outstanding work as soloist and member of diverse groups, playing with such notable personalities as Monica Huggett, Bruce Dickey, Gabriel Garrido, Manfredo Kraemer, Pedro Estevan, Charles Toet, Michael Chance, Rodrigo del Pozo and Ventura Rico. He has performed in more than 20 countries.