Christian Poltéra

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Swiss cellist, born 1977 in Zürich.

Christian Poltéra was born in Zurich. After receiving tuition from Nancy Chumachenco and Boris Pergamenschikow, he studied with Heinrich Schiff in Salzburg and Vienna. As a soloist he works with eminent orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Chamber Orchestra of Europe under such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Andris Nelsons and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

He devotes himself intensively to chamber music together with such musicians as Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Leif Ove Andsnes, Mitsuko Uchida, Lars Vogt, Kathryn Stott and Martin Fröst, and with the Auryn and Zehetmair Quartets. Together with Frank Peter Zimmermann and Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra has formed a string trio, the Trio Zimmermann, which performs at the most prestigious concert venues and festivals all over Europe. In 2004 he received the Borletti-Buitoni Award and was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist.

He is a regular guest at renowned festivals, such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Berlin, Edinburgh and Vienna, and made his BBC Proms début in 2007. Christian Poltéra’s discography, which has won acclaim from the international press, reflects his varied repertoire that includes the concertos by Dvořák, Dutilleux, Lutosławski, Walton, Hindemith and Barber as well as chamber music by Prokofiev, Fauré, Beethoven and Schubert. Christian Poltéra plays the famous cello ‘Mara’, built in 1711 by Antonio Stradivari.
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Christian Poltéra - String Quintet In C Major D 956 album art Franz Schubert, Auryn Quartet*, Christian Poltéra Franz Schubert, Auryn Quartet*, Christian Poltéra - String Quintet In C Major D 956 (Album) Tacet Germany 2001 Sell This Version
8.559282 Christian Poltéra - Tanz-Suite • Cello Concerto album art Ernst Toch, Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Christian Poltéra Ernst Toch, Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Christian Poltéra - Tanz-Suite • Cello Concerto(CD, Album) Naxos 8.559282 UK, Europe & US 2006 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1637 Christian Poltéra - Christian Poltéra plays Frank Martin album art Christian Poltéra, Frank Martin (3), Kathryn Stott, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen Christian Poltéra, Frank Martin (3), Kathryn Stott, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen - Christian Poltéra plays Frank Martin(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1637 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
PSC 1290 W. A. Mozart*, Lars Anders Tomter, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra*, Arvid Engegård, Kraggerud*, Bjøranger*, Bullock*, Poltéra* W. A. Mozart*, Lars Anders Tomter, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra*, Arvid Engegård, Kraggerud*, Bjøranger*, Bullock*, Poltéra* - Concerto For Viola And Orchestra / String Quintet In A Major(CD, Album) Simax Classics PSC 1290 Norway 2007 Sell This Version
BIS-CD-1617 Christian Poltéra - Plays Arthur Honegger album art Christian Poltéra, Arthur Honegger, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kathryn Scott, Christian Tetzlaff Christian Poltéra, Arthur Honegger, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kathryn Scott, Christian Tetzlaff - Plays Arthur Honegger(CD, Album) BIS BIS-CD-1617 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
BIS-SACD-1777 Christian Poltéra - Dutilleux / Lutosławski album art Dutilleux* | Lutosławski* - Christian Poltéra, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jac van Steen Dutilleux* | Lutosławski* - Christian Poltéra, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jac van Steen - Dutilleux / Lutosławski(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) BIS BIS-SACD-1777 Sweden 2009 Sell This Version
BIS-SACD-1817 Christian Poltéra - Divertimento K 563 album art Mozart*, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra Mozart*, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, Christian Poltéra - Divertimento K 563(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, 5.0) BIS BIS-SACD-1817 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Christian Poltéra - Silent Woods - Dvořák Cello  Works album art Dvořák*, Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Scott Dvořák*, Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Scott - Silent Woods - Dvořák Cello Works (Album) BIS Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
BIS-2177 SACD Christian Poltéra - String Quintets album art Taneyev* · Glazunov* - Gringolts Quartet · Christian Poltéra Taneyev* · Glazunov* - Gringolts Quartet · Christian Poltéra - String Quintets(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) BIS BIS-2177 SACD Europe 2015 Sell This Version
BIS-2157 SACD Christian Poltéra - Dvořák & Martinů - Cello Concertos album art Martinů*, Dvořák*, Christian Poltéra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Thomas Dausgaard Martinů*, Dvořák*, Christian Poltéra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Thomas Dausgaard - Dvořák & Martinů - Cello Concertos(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel) BIS BIS-2157 SACD Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
BIS-2257 SACD Christian Poltéra - Shostakovich & Martinů - Cello Concertos album art Martinů*, Shostakovich*, Christian Poltéra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gilbert Varga Martinů*, Shostakovich*, Christian Poltéra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gilbert Varga - Shostakovich & Martinů - Cello Concertos(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel) BIS BIS-2257 SACD Sweden 2017 Sell This Version
BIS-2187 | SACD, BIS-2187 SACD, BIS-2187 Christian Poltéra - Works For Cello & Piano album art Mendelssohn*, Christian Poltéra & Ronald Brautigam Mendelssohn*, Christian Poltéra & Ronald Brautigam - Works For Cello & Piano(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) BIS, BIS, BIS BIS-2187 | SACD, BIS-2187 SACD, BIS-2187 Europe 2018 Sell This Version