Since his début in 1981, Roland Pöntinen has performed with major orchestras throughout the world, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Myung-Whun Chung, Evgeny Svetlanov, and Neeme and Paavo Järvi. Highlights of his career include appearances with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Paris and London, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl as well as performances at the BBC Proms. With his insatiable musical appetite and stupendous technique, Roland Pöntinen has acquired a vast repertoire, and many composers have dedicated works to him. In great demand as a recitalist, Pöntinen has appeared at prestigious festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Edinburgh, La Roque d’Anthéron and Klavier Festival Ruhr. He regularly works with distinguished chamber music partners including Ulf Wallin, Martin Fröst, Torleif Thedéen, Håkan Hardenberger and Christian Lindberg, as well as with Love Derwinger in a piano duo. With an extensive and wide-ranging discography on different labels, Roland Pöntinen made his first solo disc in 1984 on BIS, and appears on more than 60 discs in the label’s catalogue. As a composer, Pöntinen has had works performed at venues such as the Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, while his arrangements are performed by musicians such as Martin Fröst and Håkan Hardenberger. Roland Pöntinen is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
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