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Christian Poltéra / cello

Christian Poltéra was born in Zurich. After receiving tuition from Nancy Chumachenco and Boris Pergamenschikow, he studied with Heinrich Schiff in Salzburg and Vienna. As a soloist he works with eminent orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philhar- monic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Révolu- tionnaire et Romantique and Chamber Orchestra of Europe under such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Andris Nelsons and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

He also devotes himself intensively to chamber music together with such musicians as Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, Lars Vogt, Kathryn Stott and Martin Fröst, and with the Auryn and Zehetmair Quartets. Together with Frank Peter Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra has formed a string trio, the Trio Zimmermann, which performs at the mostprestigious concert venues and festivals all over Europe. In 2004 he received the Borletti-Buitoni Award and was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist.

Christian is a regular guest at renowned festivals (such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna) and made his BBC Proms début in 2007. Christian Poltéra’s discography, which has won acclaim from the international press, reflects his varied repertoire that includes the concertos by Dutilleux, Lutoslawski, Walton, Hindemith and Barber as well as chamber music by Prokofiev, Fauré, Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorák. Christian Poltéra plays the famous cello ‘Mara’, built in 1711 by Antonio Stradivari. 

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Fjord Classics Performances:

wednesday 28th june (K3)
- from nordheim to mozart

Sandar Church, 15:00

MOZART / PIANO TRIO K. 542

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thursday 29th June (k10)
- Transfigured

Sandar Church, 19:00

SCHÖNBERG / VERKLÄRTE NACHT

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FRIDAY 30TH JUNE (K12)
- BALKANISED

Sandar Church, 15:00

BRAHMS / PIANO QUARTET NO. 1 IN G MINOR

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friday 30th June (k14)
- La Belle Époque

Sandar Church, 19:00

FAURé / CELLO SONATA NO.2

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SATURDAY 1ST JULY (K17)
- 1-2-3-4-5

Sandar Church, 18:00

DAVID POPPER / REQUIEM FOR THREE CELLOS & PIANO

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sunday 2nd July (k21)
- La Valse

Sandefjord Church, 18:30

ENESCU / OCTET

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