Peter Herresthal

Gæsteprofessor, Violin
Peter Herresthal og Per Nørgård

Award winning violinist Peter Herresthal has appeared with orchestras and ensembles world wide from Melbourne Symphony, with Thomas Adès conducting his Concerto at the Melbourne festival, Vienna Radio Symphony in Konzerthaus Wien, BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta to numerous performances with the major Scandinavian Orchestras including Oslo and Stockholm Phil.

He has recorded 16 violin concertos earning 9 nominations and five Norwegian Grammys. His Nørgård recording was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award and was Editors Choice in The Strad and International Record Review. The last three seasons Peter has been touring Europe and US with Kaija Saariahos aria “Vers toi es si loin” written for him and more than 15 performances of her violin concerto "Graal Theatre", most recently recording the work for BIS and a TV production for BBC.

Peter Herresthal is Professor at the Oslo Academy, visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London and NYU Steinhard School New York. Recent master class and teaching visits include Manhattan School , Chicago institute, USC Thornton School in LA and spring 2018 visiting artist and professor at Oberlin Conservatory. He has previously held the position of Professor at Edsberg Manor and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2002-2008) and was in 2018 elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy. Peter's ex students work as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestra musicians all over Scandinavia including several leaders and concertmasters.

From fall 2019 Peter is also teaching at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.


Photo: Peter Herresthal and Per Nørgård