Christian Schubert has been the second clarinet of the Houston Symphony since 1996 when he was appointed by former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach. A native of Burbank, California, he studied at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance. His principal teachers have been Kalman Bloch, Robert Marcellus, and Larry Combs.
Prior to arriving in Houston, Schubert played with numerous Chicago-area ensembles, including the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and The Chicago Ensemble. As a teacher, he has served on the music faculties of North Park University in Chicago and the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Currently, he maintains a private teaching studio in Pearland.
In his time away from teaching and performing, Schubert owns and operates a recording engineering company, Schubert Recording Services, specializing in the quality digital recording of classical music. In his time away from work, he is the devoted father of two daughters.