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Helge Slaatto  

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Helge Slaatto (violin), born in 1952 in Oslo, studied with Maria Lidka, Sandor Végh and Dorothy Delay. He is Professor of Violin at the Conservatory for Music in Münster and was concertmaster with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen and  Randers Chamber Orchestra. He is a renowned interpreter of contemporary music and has since 1987 premiered more than 50 works in Duo Slaatto Reinecke with double bass player Frank Reinecke. The duo was in 2009 awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Helge Slaatto is also in great demand as a soloist, appearing for example with the Koenig Ensemble London, Koechlin Ensemble, Randers Chamber Orchestra, at the Bergen Festival and the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte Montepulciano. He has given master-classes in Germany, Greece, Denmark and Portugal.

Live Dates

12/01/2016   David's Review

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Viola Works
"I take the performances at face value, the Danish viola player, Anette Slaatto, a player of outstanding dexterity."
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03/12/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Værker for bratsch
5/6 Stars

"Lytningen udvikler sig til en fem kvarter lang vandring ind i en dansk komponists særprægede landskab. Og hvad bratschen angår: Alene udtrykket -den skovmørke klang- siger meget om instrumentets karakter."
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01/12/2015   JC Klassisk

AXEL BORUP-JØRGENSEN: Værker for bratsch
"Det tilkommer nu om stunder DR at uddele de danske pladepriser. Der er et stykke tid til næste uddeling, men man må til den tid ikke glemme ”Viola Works” med musik, som for mange vil være værd at opdage i disse musikalsk overbevisende udførelser i en fin teknisk optagelse."
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26/04/2012   American Record Guide

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen: Dance and Detours
"He has a way with delicate instrumental color and texture. Although not, perhaps, for the casual listener, the dedicated will be rewarded."
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02/02/2012   Klassisk

Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen: Dance and Detours
4/6 Stars

"Hatten af for Helge Slaattos og randersmusikernes tackling af udfordringerne på cd'en"
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Discography

Viola Works
Viola Works
Axel Borup-Jørgensen

CD 8.226584 (2015)

Dance and Detours
Dance and Detours
Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen

CD 8.226565 (2012)

Rhythmic, precise chamber works from the 21st century where princes and mermaids take dangerous detours.


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