Rosendal Kammermusikkfestival 2024

Lars Anders Tomter


Lars Anders Tomter is one of today’s most outstanding violists. The Giant of
the Nordic Viola (The Strad) was born at Hamar, Norway. He began to play
the violin at the age of eight and also took up the viola. Both instruments he
studied with Professor Leif Jørgensen at the Oslo Music Conservatory and
the Norwegian State Academy. He then continued his studies with
Professor Max Rostal and with Sándor Vegh. He was awarded a special
prize for his interpretation of Bartók’s Viola Concerto at the International
Viola Competition in Budapest in 1984 and then went on to win the Maurice
Vieux International Competition in Lille in 1986.

Lars Anders Tomter has distinguished himself by performing new music
extensively, including the world premiere of four concertos by Ragnar
Söderlind, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Rolf Wallin and Anders Eliasson, which have all
been written for Lars Anders Tomter. In 2011 he recorded Vagn Holmboe’s
Viola Concerto with Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra released on the
dacapo label. In 2015 he will record Poul Ruders’ Viola Concerto with the
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and in 2016 he will perform Egil Hovland’s
Viola Concerto with the Oslo Philharmonic.
Lars Anders Tomter’s appearances as an international viola soloist has
been greeted with the highest public and critical acclaim throughout Europe
and the United States, such as Vienna Musikverein, New York’s Carnegie
Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Kölner
Philharmonie. He has performed with orchestras such as BBC Symphony,
BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St.
Martin in the Fields, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RSO
Frankfurt, NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, Gürzenich-Orchestra
Cologne, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic,
Czech Philharmonic, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Dutch Radio Philharmonic,
Swedish Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and
Danish National Radio Symphony. Conductors with whom he has worked
together include among others Marc Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sylvain
Cambreling, Dennis Russell Davies, Olari Elts, Daniele Gatti, Manfred
Honeck, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Juha Kangas, Krzysztof Penderecki, Okko
Kamu, Arvid Jansons, Dmitri Kitaenko, Ken-Ishiro Kobayashi, Ervin Lukács,
Nello Santi, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Ulf Schirmer, John Storgårds, Yan Pascal
Tortelier, Muhai Tang and Hans Vonk. In addition, Lars Anders Tomter
collaborates frequently with internationally renowned musicians in chamber
music projects.
Lars Anders Tomter is a regular guest at important festivals such as BBC
Proms, Lockenhaus, Kissingen Summer, Mondseetage, Schleswig-Holstein,
Schwetzingen, Styriarte, Verbier as well as at a number of festivals in
Scandinavia. In addition, he is joint artistic director of the Norwegian Risør
Chamber Music Festival. His large repertoire includes all major
contemporary works, and he has recorded for Simax, Naxos, Virgin Classics,
NMC, Somm and Chandos.
Lars Anders Tomter is a Professor at the State Academy in Oslo,
supervising a number of Norway’s most talented string players. In 2013 he
was appointed assistant professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy,
Copenhagen. He plays a Gasparo da Salo viola dated from 1590.

Les meir

Festival forestillinger i 2024

Kreisler: Toy Soldier`s March (1917)
Henning Kraggerud, fiolin & Ingrid Andsnes, klaver

Zemlinsky: String Quartet No. 2 op 15  (1914-17)
 Dover String Quartet


Janacek: Violin Sonata (1914)
Henning Kraggerud, fiolin & Kirill Gerstein, klaver

Ysaÿe: Trio for 2 violins & viola Le Londres (1915)
Henning Kraggerud, fiolin, Johan Dalene, fiolin & Lars Anders Tomter, bratsj

Scriabin: Vers la flamme op 72 (1914)
Kirill Gerstein, klaver

Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (1914)
Akiko Suwanai, fiolin og Ingrid Andsnes, klaver

Lili Boulanger: Cortege (1914); D’un matin de printemps (1917)
Guy Eshed, fløyte og Bertrand Chamayou, klaver

Fauré: Une chateleaine en sa tour Op. 110 (1918)
Sivan Magen, harpe

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (1907)
Akiko Suwanai, fiolin, Johan Dalene, fiolin, Lars Anders Tomter, bratsj, Edgar Moreau, cello, Guy Eshed, fløyte, Fabio Di Càsola, klarinett og Sivan Magen, harpe.


Elgar: Piano Quintet Op. 84 (1918-1919)
Henning Kraggerud, fiolin, Akiko Suwanai, fiolin, Lars Anders Tomter, bratsj, Edgar Moreau, cello og Kirill Gerstein, klaver

Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904)
Sivan Magen, harpe, Dover String Quartet og Tim Gibbs, double bass

En blanc et noir (1915)
Leif Ove Andsnes, klaver og Bertrand Chamayou, klaver


Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Edgar Moreau, cello og Bertrand Chamayou, klaver

Sonata for Flute, Viola, og Harp (1915)
Guy Eshed, fløyte, Lars Anders Tomter, bratsj og Sivan Magen, harpe

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1916 - 1917)
Akiko Suwanai, fiolin og Leif Ove Andsnes, klaver