Rosendal Kammermusikkfestival 2021

Christian Poltéra


As one of the most impressive cellists of his generation, Poltéra’s performance focuses on music alone: without many gestures, he reveals the essence of a work.

He studied with Nancy Chumachenco, Boris Pergamenschikov and Heinrich Schiff. In 2004, he was awarded the Borletti-Buitoni Prize and named «BBC New Generation Artist» and two years later «Rising Star».

He has appeared with renowned orchestras around the world like the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Los Angeles and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestre de Paris, Münchner Philharmoniker and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under conductors like Bernard Haitink, John

Eliot Gardiner, Paavo Järvi and Andris Nelsons.

Christian Poltéra also devotes himself to chamber music and major festivals in Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh, Vienna and London. The concerts of the Zimmermann Trio – together with Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin) and Antoine Tamestit (viola) – are an integral part of the large concert hall programs worldwide. In addition, he performs with colleagues such as Gidon Kremer, Lars Vogt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Isabelle Faust, Ronald Brautigam, Esther Hoppe and Kathryn Stott.

Among his award-winning CDs are cello concertos by Dvorak, Ligeti, Barber, Dutilleux and Hindemith as well as sonatas by Mendelssohn, Fauré and Saint-Saens. In early Summer 2020, he will present both Haydn concertos with the Münchener Kammerorchester.

Since 2013, Christian Poltéra is Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Days in the mountain church of Büsingen. He is also a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

He plays an Antonio Casini cello (1675) and the legendary ‘Mara’ cello of Antonio Stradivari (1711).

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Festival forestillinger i 2021

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 14 i ciss-moll, op. 27 nr. 2 " Måneskinnsonaten" (1801)
Paul Lewis (klaver)

Beethoven: Bagatelle i Ess-dur, op. 126 nr. 3 (1823-1824)
Leif Ove Andsnes (hammerklaver)

Beethoven: Sonatine WoO 43 nr. 1 i c-moll (1796)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Leif Ove Andsnes (hammerklaver)

Beethoven: Folkesanger
Christiane Karg (sopran), Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (hammerklaver)


Beethoven: Strykekvartett nr. 7 i F-dur, op. 59 nr. 1 (1806)
Quatuor Ébène

Beethoven: Variasjoner over "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen'' fra ''Die Zauberflöte'', op. 66 (c.1798)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Kristian Bezuidenhout (hammerklaver)

Tobias Broström: Drømvariasjoner (2011)
Håkan Hardenberger (trompet), Colin Currie (perkusjon)

Beethoven: Andante con variazione, WoO 44 nr. 2 (1792 - 1800)
Avi Avital (mandolin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (hammerklaver)


Beethoven: Variasjoner over en vals av Diabelli, op. 120 (1819 - 1823)
Paul Lewis (klaver)

Beethoven: Cellosonate nr. 2 i g-moll, op. 5 no. 2 (1796)
Christian Poltéra (cello), Jonathan Biss (klaver)

Joe Duddell: Catch I , II and III (2009)
Håkan Hardenberger (trompet), Colin Currie (perkusjon)

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 27 i e-moll, op. 90 (1814)
Jonathan Biss (klaver)

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 30 i E-dur, op. 109 (1820)
Jonathan Biss (klaver)

Beethoven: Klavertrio nr. 3 i c-moll, op. 1 nr. 3 (1795)
Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Lene Grenager: Kvartett (2005)
Björn Nyman (klarinett), Guro Kleven Hagen (fiolin), Jakob Koranyi (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Beethoven: Klaversonate nr. 32 i c-moll, op. 111 (1821 - 1822)
Víkingur Ólafsson (klaver)

Beethoven: Lieder
Christiane Karg (sopran), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)


Beethoven: Symfoni nr. 7 i A-dur, op. 92: II. Allegretto (1811 - 1812) arr. Hummel (c.1830)
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (fløyte), Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Marius Neset: Nytt verk
Ingrid Søfteland Neset (fløyte), Marius Neset (saksofon), Christian Poltéra (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (klaver)

Beethoven: Klavertrio i Ess-dur, op. 70 nr. 2 (1808)
Alina Ibragimova (fiolin), Christian Poltéra (cello), Jonathan Biss (klaver)