Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel feels equally at home in a wide range of musical genres. He was recently featured as soloist in Mozart's Concerto in E-flat Major for Two Pianos, as pianist in a chamber production of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief and as organist in a performance of John Rutter's Gloria. His avid interest in jazz music has led to continuing collaborations with Jazz saxophone player Tom Herb. Praised as "...a master of contrasts..." (Aalener Nachrichten) and for his ability to "...put the audience into a state of sheer awe..." (Gmunder Tagespost), Dr. Bohnenstengel has concertized on three continents, including recitals with flutists John Bailey and Javier Montilla in Venezuela and various solo and chamber music performances at the annual Sommernachtsmusik in Moegglingen, Germany.
Dr. Bohnenstengel received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in piano performance from Missouri Western State University. He received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His teachers included Jerry Anderson and Mark Clinton, piano, and Quentin Faulkner, harpsichord and organ. He received UNL Hixson-Lied travel grants to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague and to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg. He also studied in master class settings with Rita Sloan, Blanca Uribe, Ann Schein, and Murray Perahia, among others. Dr. Bohnenstengel is currently teaching at Southern Utah University. He previously taught at UNL and Doane College.