Christian Svarfvar

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Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar has emerged as one of Scandinavia's most sought-after concert violinists. Praised for his beautiful tone, impassioned virtuosity and drive for inventive programs, he has captivated audiences all over the world. Christian Svarfvar is trained at the Stockholm Royal Academy where he graduated in 2002 and subsequently continued his studies in New York at the Juilliard School where he graduated in 2005. After graduating with top honors, Christian was appointed “Rising Star” by the ECHO Organization, which led to concerts all over the world; Musikverein, The Concertgebouw, Cité de la Musique, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Carnegie Hall, Kölner Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Tchaikovsky Hall and many others. This became the start of Christian Svarfvar’s international solo career.

Christian has worked with many of the leading orchestras of today and most recent orchestras include the London Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Lately, he is also functioning more and more as a leader. The Swedish violinist is a devoted chamber music player and has performed with international stars such as Janine Jansen, Martin Fröst, Julian Rachlin, Frans Helmersson, Tabea Zimmerman, Clemens Hagen and Maxim Rysanov, among many others.

Collaboration with conductors include names such as Hannu Lintu, Jorma Paula, Vasily Sinaisky, Douglas Boyd, Brett Dean, Joana Carneiro, Stefan Solyom, Eugene Tzigane, Howard Shore, Lawrence Renes, Manuel Lopez Gomez and Christopher Warren-Green. Svarfvar also has a unique knowledge in the contemporary music field including close collaboration with Howard Shore, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, Anders Eliasson, Jesper Nordin, Chaya Czernowin, David Felder, Anders Hillborg, Bent Sorensen and many other leading composers of today.

In 2007, Christian premiered Howard Shores violin concerto Eastern Promises together with Howard Shore and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic during Stockholm Film Festival. Christian is currently working with BIS-records and is expecting his next release together with pianist Henrik Måwe during summer of 2018. Included are works by Schnittke, Pärt, Lutoslawski, and Weinberg. Other CD releases during 2018 include Bruch violin concerto and works by Stenhammar with the London Philharmonic.

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