When asked to describe his personal style Christian Rife says, "I don’t really know. Fairly simple, really nice textiles, pretty classic cuts. I like to wear shirts and blazers. I would also describe my style as European."
The 29-year old Noe Valley resident is fresh off of a trip to Santa Fe, where he married soprano, Julia Bullock. His fall schedule includes work with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Opera San José, and special pre-Christmas concert with MetLiveArts, where he will work with his new wife.
Unsurprisingly, Christian names his "music scores and piano" among his favorite possessions. Surprisingly, his favorite thing to wear in foggy weather is a "leather jacket."
A towering presence at 6'3," Christian shows his human side when admitting that the first thing he does in the morning is "Facetime [his] love." Partial to dim sum over doughnuts for a Sunday brunch, he also names Beretta, Zuni Cafe and Zushi Puzzle to his favorite places to take out of town friends.