The cellist Christian Poltéra studied with Nancy Chumachenco, Boris Pergamenschikow
and Heinrich Schiff. As soloist he has appeared with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Vienna
and Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestras, Northern Sinfonia of England, Oslo and
Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, BBC Symphony Orchestra, RSO Moscow, the
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de
Monte Carlo, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symfoni Orkest,
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Riccardo Chailly, on tour with the SWR Symphony
Orchestra Baden-Baden, and with the Accademia Santa Cecilia of Rome and the American
Symphony in New York. As a chamber musician Christian Poltéra performs with Thomas
Zehetmair, Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Julius Drake, Lars Vogt and Leif Ove
Andsnes. He is a chamber-music partner of the Auryn Quartet, Zehetmair Quartet, Panocha
Quartet and Guarneri Quartet. Some of his recordings include Antonín Dvofiák’s Cello
Concerto with the Musikkollegium Winterthur with Heinrich Schiff conducting, the
Quintet by Schubert with the Auryn Quartet for Tacet and chamber music of Ernst von
Dohnányi with Spectrum Concerts Berlin on Naxos [8.557153]. In 2004 he received the
Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and was selected as the BBC New Generation Artist.
Christian Poltéra performs on a cello by Antonio Casini of 1675.
For more information, please visit Christian Poltéra's website.
Role: Classical Artist