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VIOLINIST

CHRISTIAN SVARFVAR

"Pure pleasure, buoyed by Svarfvar’s fearless expression, rock-solid technique, and stylistic acumen"

– Financial Times

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Bruch & Stenhammar

On his first album for Rubicon, Svarfvar teams up with London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Joana Carneiro.

They feature one of the best-loved of all 19th-century concertos, Max Bruch's evergreen Violin Concerto No.1.

Wilhelm Stenhammar's warmly romantic Violin Sonata and Sentimental Romances complete the recording.

Gramophone wrote on the album that "Svarfvar radiates tenderness"

CD | NOV 2018

Aprés un Rêve

Selecting works by these three French composers, the Swedish team of Christian Svarfvar and Roland Pöntinen have put together a recital framed by Fauré’s sonata and that by Ravel, composed some 50 years later and here serving as a reminder of the new influences that reached France in the meantime. The Strad wrote "Breathtaking performances" about the cd.

CD | APR 2016

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CD | NOV 2013

Grieg Violin Sonatas

According to the Grieg, these three Violin Sonatas epitomize central stages in his artistic development: he called the first one "naive, rich in models; the second the national; and the third the one with the wide horizon". Grieg rated these three sonatas amongst his best works

The Strad called this album "An outstanding release"

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CHRISTIAN SVARFVAR RETURNS TO LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

 

20 February, 2020

In January 2020, Christian returned to London Philharmonic for a longed-for recording of ReBach by Swedish composer Johan Ullén. Christian is leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording of the J S Bach Violin Concertos -  recomposed.

The recording took place at the famous studios of Abbey Road.

More info will be announced shortly!

Between recording sessions in Abbey Road Studios 

ReBach

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  • Financial Times
    Svarfvar and the ever-supportive Kjekshus capture it to perfection. Impassioned one moment, reflective the next – that Svarfvar projects with particular grace. Grieg’s romantic cantabile rides on such a fluent variety of ideas that listening to all three sonatas in quick succession is pure pleasure, buoyed by Svarfvar’s fearless expression, rock-solid technique and stylistic acumen. This gifted violinist has done us – and Grieg – a big favour, and we must hear more from him. ★★★★★ ​ ANDREW CLARKE CHIEF MUSIC CRITIC, FINANCIAL TIMES ​ ​
  • The Strad
    Playing of finesse and sensitivity, providing the perfect sound world – warm, intimate, tonally ravishing. Svarfvar creates the magical impression of activating his instrument by breathing over the strings rather than bowing in the traditional manner. He floats Ravel’s golden inspiration with such a poetic intimacy and tantalizing quiescence as to have the listener hanging on his every phrase. Svarfvar keeps everything perfectly in scale so that when he soars aloft rejoicingly into the opening Allegro’s recapitulation the effect is almost overwhelming. An outstanding release." JULIAN HAYLOCK, THE STRAD
  • Fanfare Magazine
    Christian Svarfvar captures perfectly here the quiet, heartfelt nature of the Fauré First Sonata, his tone all gleaming satin, supported by rich rolling chords from Roland Pöntinen..A lovely recording! STEVEN KRUGER FANFARE MAGAZINE
  • Sydsvenskan
    Känsloinlevelse, delikat frasering, övertygande drive – kort sagt: en artistisk auktoritet som imponerar. Emotional involvement, delicate phrasing, convincing drive - in short: an artistic authority that impresses. ★★★★★ CARL HÅKAN LARSEN SYDSVENSKAN
  • BBC Music Magazine
    The playing is anything but routine. Intoxicating atmosphere, delicious rubato and lovely sound
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Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar is one of Scandinavia's most preeminent musicians with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.

A star on the classical music scene, Svarfvar continues to gain praise for his thoughtful and expressive performances. 

Christian´s interesting approach to concert programming, paired with the passion and enthusiasm he brings to musical interaction, marks Svarfvar as one of the most captivating voices of his generation. Committed to innovative ways of expanding classical music’s social and cultural impact, Christian is actively working with various artists and organizations across a multitude of genres.

SOLOIST PREFORMANCES  -  Concertgebouw, Cité de la musique, Musikverein, Palais de beaux arts, Tchaikovsky Hall, Carnegie Hall, Birmingham Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Kölner Philharmonie, Gothenburg Concert Hall, Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Stockholm Concert Hall, Stavanger Concert Hall, Megaron, Athen and Seoul Art Center.

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