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Christian Poltéra

Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra (b. 1977). After working with Nancy Chumachenco and Boris Pergamenschikow, he studied with Heinrich Schiff in Salzburg and Vienna. Besides appearances as a soloist with numerous leading orchestras (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Bamberg, Vienna and Berlin Symphony Orchestras, etc.), he dedicates himself intensively to chamber music, playing with musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Leif Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott and the Guarneri, Auryn and Zehetmair Quartets. He is frequently invited to prestigious festivals, among them Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, Lockenhaus and Vienna. Poltéra’s discography reflects his wide-ranging repertoire, including cello concertos by Dvorák and Toch as well as chamber music by Prokofiev, Fauré and Schubert. In 2004 he received a Borletti-Buitoni Award and was also selected to be a BBC New Generation Artist. For the 2006/2007 season, Christian Poltéra was appointed a European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) ‘Rising Star’, together with the pianist Polina Leschenko; as such, they give concerts in almost all the major European concert halls and at Carnegie Hall, New York.

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Brahms & Schumann - Works for Cello and Piano
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Haydn - Cello Concertos
Joseph Haydn once remarked: ‘I was not a magician on any instrum...
Schumann & Brahms - Sonatas and Songs
During the eighteenth century the cello gradually emerged from t...
Bach – Goldberg Variations
For close to 300 years Bach’s Goldberg Variations have awed perf...
Mendelssohn - Works for Cello and Piano
It is well known that Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny was a hig...
Shostakovich & Martinů - Cello Concertos
The two cello concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich were both were wr...
Ligeti - Concertos
Described as ‘one of the most innovative and influential among p...
Dvořák & Martinů – Cello Concertos
Since 2007, cellist Christian Poltéra has recorded a number of a...
Taneyev & Glazunov – String Quintets
Fine works by any standards, the two string quintets on this dis...
Walton & Hindemith: Cello Concertos
10/10 “The Strad Recommends”, The Strad Norm...
Beethoven – String Trios Op.3 & Op.8
Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik The Strad Recommends, T...
Martin · Honegger · Schoeck – Three Cello Concertos
In 2007-08, the Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra made his debut o...
Dutilleux / Lutosławski
All four works on this disc share Mstislav Rostropovich as a com...
Saint-Saëns, C.: Cello Sonatas / Priere / The Swan / Romance, Op. 36
Saint-Saëns wrote a considerable amount of chamber pieces during...
Christian Poltéra plays Frank Martin
Classics Today 10/10; Gramophone: outstanding; BBC Music Magazin...
Fauré: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / Piano Trio / Nocturne No. 13
Christian Poltéra plays Arthur Honegger
Classics Today 10/10.
Christian Poltéra plays Othmar Schoeck
International Record Review: outstanding.
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