STOCKHOLM, August 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Christian Svarfvar, the young internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso releases his first CD (Sterling) with a recording of the three Violin Sonatas of Norway's most famous and loved composer Edward Grieg.
In a review (in which Svarfvar receives 5 stars out of 5) the Financial Times writes:
"Confession Time: I had never previously rated Grieg's three sonatas for violin and piano, probably because I had never heard them in such a committed, thoroughbred performances as these by Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar. Lighter than the Brahms sonatas, sweeter than Schumann's, they have been consigned for too long to the edges of the repertoire, and it takes a musician with a special understanding of the Norwegian composer's melodic fantasy to open our ears to music of such balmy charm and vitality…. …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."
Christian Svarfvar, a former child prodigy, grew up in Sweden in a family of musicians and started playing the violin as a five-year old. At the age of 13 he made his debut in Mendelssohn violin concerto with the Swedish chamber orchestra.
In 2005 he graduated from the world famous Juilliard School in New York, and since then he has been performing solo in the most prestigious concert halls in the world such as the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Cité de la Musique in Paris. In 2009 he made his New York-debut in a sold out Carnegie Hall.
With his passionate, vibrant and yet elegant playing Christian Svarfvar is today one of the most sought after violinists in Scandinavia and he performs all over the world. He is also a passionate chamber music player and has performed with fellow artists such as Thorleif Thedéen, Martin Fröst, Peter Jablonski, Julian Rachlin, Frans Helmersson and Tabea Zimmerman.
Christian Svarfvar is presently working with BIS Records on a new album with composers of the French impressionism, to be released later this fall.
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