Roland Pöntinen

Pontinen2000The Swedish pianist Roland Pöntinen was born in 1963 and made his debut, aged seventeen, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Since then he has performed with the major orchestras in Scandinavia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, USA, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Hollywood Bowl, playing the Ligeti Piano Concerto at the London Proms, performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Paris (Chatelet) and London (Royal Festival Hall). Roland Pöntinen and violinist Ulf Wallin gave the world premiere in spring 2006 of the Anders Eliasson’s Double Concerto, which was written for them and commissioned by the Finnish Radio Orchestra.

He and fellow Swede Love Derwinger also enjoy success performing the double piano concerto repertoire. He has co-operated with, amongst others, Marin Alsop, Neeme Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Peter Eötvös, Evgeny Svetlanov, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, John Størgards, Franz Welser-Möst, David Zinman, Sergiu Comissiona, Leif Segerstam, Okko Kamu, Janos Fürst, Sixten Ehrling, Jacques Mercier and Mikhail Agrest.

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