Award-winning violinist Peter Herresthal has appeared with orchestras and en sem bles worldwide, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, as well as giving numerous performances with the leading Scandinavian orchestras such as the Oslo, Copenhagen and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestras.
Herresthal has to date recorded over 20 violin concertos, earning numerous nominations for Spellemannprisen (the ‘Norwegian Grammy’), and winning the award five times. Released by BIS, his disc of the concertos by Per Nørgård was short listed for a Gramophone Award and singled out in The Strad (‘The Strad Recom mends’) and International Record Review (‘IRR Outstanding’). He has toured Europe and the USA with Kaija Saariaho’s violin concerto Graal Théâtre, giving more than twenty performances and also filming a performance for the BBC. His recording of the concerto was nominated for a US Grammy Award and an Inter national Classical Music Award and named Concerto Choice of the Month in BBC Music Magazine.
Peter Herresthal is a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music, London and the NYU Steinhardt School in New York.