A native of Apex, North Carolina and a graduate of Green Hope High School, Christian Boletchek is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance at the New England Conservatory of Music. There, he studies with Stephen Lange of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and works as a teaching assistant for Efstratios Minakakis.
Prior to his studies at NEC, Christian was heavily involved in the GHHS band program, serving as section leader and brass captain in addition to playing in the symphonic and jazz bands. His commitment to the program’s excellence earned him the John Philip Sousa Band Award. A student of the North Carolina Symphony’s Jonathan Randazzo, Christian also held the position of principal trombone with both the Triangle Youth Brass Band and the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. In 2016, he was selected to perform with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band as well as the Music for All Honor Orchestra of America, and he spent the summer performing with the Young Artists Orchestra at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
An aspiring orchestral musician, Christian is an active freelancer in the Boston area, substituting with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Belmont Festival Orchestra in addition to playing in NEC’s orchestras and wind ensembles.