In both concerts and recordings Peter Herresthal has shown himself to be a brilliant and inspired interpreter of contemporary violin music.
Strongly associated with violin concertos by Scandinavian composers including Per Nørgård, Arne Nordheim, Gisle Kverndokk, Nils Henrik Asheim, Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Jon Øyvind Ness, Peter also recently gave the spanish premiere of Thomas Adès’ violin concerto with Navarra Symphony and Scandinavian premiere of Dutilleux concerto nr 2 with Oslo phil.
As a soloist Peter has appeared with orchestras and ensembles including the Oslo Philharmonic, Remix Ensemble Portugal, Pamplona Symphony Orchestra Spain, Alztyn Symphony Orchestra Poland, Orchestre de Paris-Sorbonne, Stavanger Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, The norwegian Radio orchestra, Oslo Sinfonietta, Ensemble Ernst and Bit 20. Peter's recital and festival appearances have included Schleswig-Holstein, Mechelburg-Vorpommern,Bergen Festival, Leif Ove Andsnes' Risør Chamber Music Festival, Ultima Festival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, MAGMA2002 Berlin, Borealis festival, Gaudeamus festival Rotterdam and Nyyd Festival Baltikum.
Peter has held professorships at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Edsberg Manor in Stockholm from 2002-8 but is now professor at The State Academy of Music in Oslo and Visiting Professor at Royal College of Music in London.
Faculties / departments: Strings
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