Cristóbal Soler was born in Alcásser, Spain. He studied orchestra direction and composition in Valencia and Munich.
On an official invitation from Reiner Bischof, general secretary of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, he moved to Vienna as assistant during two seasons.
He has directed some of the most representative national orchestras like the Orchestra of the Spanish National Radio and Television Corporation, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, the Navarre Symphony Orchestra, the Community of Madrid Orchestra and the Catalonia National Orchestra, besides a continuing European presence conducting, among others, different concerts with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra,Craiova Philharmonic Orchestra or the City of Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra.
He taught at the Conservatory and the University of Valencia where he was also founder and artistic director (1995-2010) of its Philharmonic Orchestra.
His successful lyric career made him conduct an extensive repertoire including, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosí fan tutte, La Traviata, Rigoletto, L´elisir d´amore, Don Pascuale, Carmen or Mireille. Specifically within the Spanish lyric theatre repertoire the works he conducted are Los diamantes de la corona, El barberillo de Lavapiés, Pan y toros, El trust de los tenorios, Doña Francisquita, Luisa Fernanda, La Generala, La Revoltosa, La Verbena de la Paloma, Agua, Azucarillos y aguardiente or La Gran Vía, among others.
He is president and founder of the Spanish Association of Conductors (AESDO) and, from 2010, Music Director of the Teatro de la Zarzuela.