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Peter Herresthal



Peter Herresthal is recognised as a brilliant and inspired interpreter of contemporary violin music, strongly associated both in concert and recordings with works by composers including Per Nørgård, Arne Nordheim, Henri Dutilleux, Thomas Adès, Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Jon Øivind Ness. He has appeared with orchestras and ensembles including the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo, Bergen and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestras, Remix Ensemble Porto, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the symphony orchestras of Melbourne, Navarra, Stavanger, Trondheim and Helsingborg, Oslo Sinfonietta, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Asko|Schönberg, Ensemble Ernst and Bit20, with conductors such as Andrew Manze, Anu Tali and Sakari Oramo.

Peter Herresthal has given the Austrian, Norwegian, Spanish and Australian premieres of Thomas Adès’s violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’, the latter conducted by the composer at the 2010 Melbourne Festival. Other festival appearances include the Bergen Festival, where Herresthal currently curates an annual series, Risør Chamber Music Festival, MAGMA 2002 Berlin, and the Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals.

His recordings for BIS include acclaimed discs with works by Nordheim, Thommesen and Nørgård. Released digitally in 2014 his recording of Adès’s violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ has received a warm welcome, with reviewers finding ‘an objective intelligence and sonic beauty’ (BBC Radio 3 CD Review) and ‘great subtlety and refinement’(MusicWeb-International) in Herresthal’s performance. Peter Herresthal is a Professor at the Oslo Academy and visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London, and at the NYU Steinhardt School in New York.

For further information please visit the official website of Peter Herresthal

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