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Lars Anders Tomter

viola
Nicki Twang

Norwegian Lars Anders Tomter is one of today’s leading violists, described in The Strad as “the giant of the Nordic viola”. A now 25-year-long career counts appearances worldwide at the Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and Konzerthaus Berlin. He has performed with among others the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the major Scandinavian orchestras. Lars Anders Tomter’s repertoire embraces all major works for viola as well as new works written for him. He has premiered concertos by composers like Rolf Wallin and Erkki-Sven Tüür. Lars Anders Tomter is a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and a visiting professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music as well as Joint Artistic Director of the famous Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway. Lars Anders Tomter has recorded for labels like Simax, Naxos, Virgin Classics, NMC and Chandos.