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Per Arne Glorvigen

Per Arne Glorvigen

Per Arne Glorvigen

The Norwegian PER ARNE GLORVIGEN is among the world's foremost bandoneon players. He began playing bandoneon at the age of 25, after graduating from Oslo Music Academy and moving to Paris. There he met the Argentinian bandoneon maestro Juan José Mosalini, who oversaw his development for the next three years. As well as the tango, he plays playing everything from Baroque, klezmer and pop to contemporary music, and a number of young composers have dedicated to him concertos for bandoneon and orchestra. With the Alban Berg Quartet, he has premiered a new piece for bandoneon and string quartet by Austrian composer Kurt Schwertsik, and he has directed a production of Astor Piazzolla's tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires at the Komische Oper Berlin. His musical partners include the Argentinian singer Julia Zenko, Tango for 3, the cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, Göran Söllscher (classical guitar) and the Apollon Musagète, Delian and Leipziger quartets. As a soloist, he has performed with Staatskapelle Dresden, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris, as well as all the major Scandinavian orchestras. His most important chamber music partner was violonist Gidon Kremer, with whom he recorded four CDs and gave nearly 100 concerts worldwide. Today his most frequent musical partners are the other members of the P. A. Glorvigen Trio, Daniela Braun (violin) and Arnulf Ballhorn (double bass). Also a student of composition, he has performed his own works all over Europe, and he has recorded for numerous renowned labels, such as Auvidis, Nonesuch, Teldec, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, EMI Classics and Simax.


 

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