"Playing of finesse and sensitivity, providing the perfect sound world - warm, intimate, tonally ravishing.
- The Strad
Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar is one of Scandinavia's most preeminent musicians with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.
A star on the classical music scene, Svarfvar continues to gain praise for his thoughtful and expressive performances.
Christian´s interesting approach to concert programming, paired with the passion and enthusiasm he brings to musical interaction, marks Svarfvar as one of the most captivating voices of his generation. Committed to innovative ways of expanding classical music’s social and cultural impact, Christian is actively working with various artists and organizations across a multitude of genres.
In January 2020, Christian returned to London Philharmonic for a longed-for recording of ReBach by Swedish composer Johan Ullén. Christian is leading the London Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording of the J S Bach Violin Concertos - recomposed.
The recording took place at the famous studios of Abbey Road.
More info will be announced shortly!
Between recording sessions in Abbey Road Studios
BRUCH & STENHAMMAR
APRÈS UN REVE
GRIEG VIOLIN SONATAS
"Pure pleasure, buoyed by Svarfvar’s fearless expression, rock-solid technique, and stylistic acumen"
– Financial Times
Jules Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs
Francesco Maria Veracini - Largo
Fritz Kreisler - Preludium und Allegro
According to the Grieg, these three Violin Sonatas epitomize central stages in his artistic development: he called the first one "naive, rich in models; the second the national; and the third the one with the wide horizon". Grieg rated these three sonatas amongst his best works
The Strad called this album "An outstanding release"
Bruch & Stenhammar
Aprés un Rêve
Grieg Violin Sonatas
Selecting works by these three French composers, the Swedish team of Christian Svarfvar and Roland Pöntinen have put together a recital framed by Fauré’s sonata and that by Ravel, composed some 50 years later and here serving as a reminder of the new influences that reached France in the meantime. The Strad wrote "Breathtaking performances" about the cd.
On his first album for Rubicon, Svarfvar teams up with London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Joana Carneiro.
They feature one of the best loved of all 19th-century concertos, Max Bruch's evergreen Violin Concerto No.1.
Wilhelm Stenhammar's warmly romantic Violin Sonata and Sentimental Romances complete the recording.
Gramophone wrote on the album that "Svarfvar radiates tenderness"
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