Christian L. Stahr

Christian Lamøy Stahr (Stahrmusic) is a Norwegian composer, orchestrator and pianist based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his undergraduate degree in Musicology, Orchestration and Composition from The University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Music, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

He began his formal music career during military service in His Majesty the King’s Guard as a trumpet and piano player, musical arranger and composer. He served as the pianist for the Norwegian Royal family, and also during official government dinners. At the end of the service, he received the King's Guard Grant for his contribution and extraordinary work.

For the past 15 years Christian has been working as a pianist, orchestrator and composer for various ensembles. Some of his work includes composer and orchestrator for the opening ceremony of Fredrikstad City's 450th Anniversary, music director and orchestrator for Burning Coal Theatre's production of "Sunday in the Park with George" and "Spoonface Steinberg" and orchestrator for the band Ages Danseband's 10th anniversary concert in symphony.

His musicals include "Let's be Frank", with book/lyrics by Zayre Ferrer, received an AEA reading featuring the talents of Alex Gemignani, Hannah Elless and Doreen Montalvo among others. Other musicals include "You Can't Sing" and "The Call", both written with Maria Alexandria Beech (Book) and Christie Baugher (Lyrics). "St. Olaf the Lucky One", written with Kristofer Grønskag and Patrik Stenseth, was the main show during the St. Olaf Festival in Norway from 2011 - 2016. In 2015 he co-funded the theater company Teater4Real, where their first musical "4Real" was performed during Norways first musical theater festival "Musikal-i-teten", and received a school tour in 2016.

Christian currently holds the position as Director of Culture at the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York.