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BIO

CHRISTOPH BULL BIO AND HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCES

Christoph Bull likes organ music, rock music and rocking organ music. He improvised his first melodies on the piano at the age of five and gave his first organ recitals and rock concerts with a band at the age of twelve.

He has concertized around the world, including Europe, Russia, India, Taiwan, China, Japan, El Salvador and many U.S. states. He’s performed at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.

Christoph Bull recorded the first album featuring the organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, entitled First & Grand. His music has been broadcast on KCRW, on Classical KUSC and the Minnesota Public Radio program “Pipedreams”.

He recorded the pipe organ parts for the latest Ghostbusters and Transformers movies at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. He also worked as organ consultant on Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and recorded for Robin Williams’ last TV Show The Crazy Ones. He's performed with George Clinton and recorded with Bootsy Collins (both Parliament Funkadelic) and consulted for Harry Connick Jr.

Venues Dr Bull has performed at include The National Concert Hall in Taipei, Shanghai Conservatory, the Shumei Temple in Misono (Japan), Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York City, Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, the Cathedrals of Moscow, Los Angeles, Saint-Denis and Salzburg as well as rock clubs like The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Whisky in Los Angeles.

He studied at University of Sacred Music in Heidelberg, Musikhochschule Freiburg, Berklee College of Music in Boston, American Conservatory of Music and University of Southern California. His organ teachers were Cherry Rhodes, Hermann Schäffer, Ludwig Dörr, Samuel Swartz, Christoph Schöner and Paul Jordan. He also participated in master courses with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Craig Cramer and Rudi Lutz.

Christoph Bull is university organist and organ professor at UCLA as well as organist-in-residence at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, regularly playing one of the largest pipe organs in the world.

Outside of music, Christoph is interested in politics, theology, cinema and sports. He’s read the whole Bible, Koran, Bhagavad Gita and Tao Te Ching, watched every Seinfeld episode and all Star Wars movies in a row in the chronological order of the storyline. He’s run the L.A. Marathon several times and won the National German Youth Championship in Baseball with his team BC Tornados Mannheim.

 

Highlight Performances:

National Theater and Concert Hall Taipei, Taiwan

Cathedrals of Moscow, Salzburg, Saint-Denis and Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Lincoln Center, New York City

NYSE (The New York Stock Exchange)

Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Shumei Temple, Misono, Japan

Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China

Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark 

Teatro de las Ruinas, Suchitoto, El Salvador

Marcello Galanti Recital Hall, Mondaino, Italy

International Organ Festival Düsseldorf, Germany

Kino Babylon, Berlin, Germany

Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany

Collaborative concert with sitar player Nishat Khan in Mumbai, India

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Spreckels Organ Pavilion, San Diego

Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Berklee Performance Center, Boston

Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

AGO Conventions in Los Angeles, San Diego and Bakersfield

OHS Conventions in Western Massachusetts and Philadelphia

Liberty Theater, Astoria, Oregon

Paramount Theater Oakland

Paul Gleason Theater Hollywood

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Pasadena Civic Center

Royce Hall, UCLA

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Classical Underground, Carson, California

Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades, California

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

Edgemar Center For The Arts, Santa Monica

Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Meng Hall, California State University Fullerton

Southern Oregon University Concert Hall

California State University, Fresno

Bridges Hall, Pomona College

Concordia University, Irvine

Irvine Valley College

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

Pop Academy Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim, Germany

Franziskanerkirche Salzburg, Austria

Ballywillan Presbyterian Church, Northern Ireland

Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon

River Road Church, Richmond, Virginia

Hyde Park Community Church, Cincinnati

Rose City Park United Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon

Shrine Of Our Lady Of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pennsylvania

Neighborhood Church, Palos Verdes Estates, California

St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral Center, Echo Park, California

South Shores Church, Monarch Beach, CA

Boston Avenue Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Grace Lutheran Church, Tacoma, Washington

Marktkirche Wiesbaden, Germany

Pauluskirche Freiburg, Germany

Christuskirche Mannheim, Germany

Bergkirche Niedergruendau, Germany

St. Bonifatius Church, Wiesbaden, Germany

Live Performances on KPFK and KCRW radio stations, Los Angeles

Viper Room, Los Angeles 

Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles

The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles

TEDxUCLA (Speaker)

Upbeat Live - Los Angeles Philharmonic (Speaker)