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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, 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 previous recordings for BIS include acclaimed discs with works by Nordheim and Thommesen, and his most recent release, of Nørgård’s violin concertos, was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award, recommended by The Strad and selected as ‘IRR Outstanding’ in International Record Review. Peter Herresthal is a Professor at the Oslo Academy and visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London. He performs on a violin by G.B. Guadagnini from 1753.

For further information please visit Peter Herresthal's website.

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