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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.

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