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Roland Pöntinen

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Since his debut with the Royal Stockolm Philharmonic in 1981, Roland Pöntinen has performed with major orchestras throughout the world. He has been the frequent guest of festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier and La Roque d’Antheron and worked with conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam, Evgeny Svetlanov to name a few.

Highlights include performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra in Paris and London, Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Hollywood Bowl, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as appearances at the London Proms where he has played both the Grieg Piano Concerto and the Ligeti Piano Concerto.

The 2012-13 season included solo recitals in London (Wigmore Hall) and New York (The Frick Collection) as well as performances with L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. In the spring of 2014 he played a recital in Bogotá, performed Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody with Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool and Leeds and the Britten Concerto in Turku.

He is a committed chamber musician and with Love Derwinger shares the responsibility of the Forum in Stockholm, wellknown for it’s events juxtaposing music with litterature and art.

He is also active as a composer and his Blue Winter was performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1998. His Danse serpentine for clarinet and piano had it’s world premiere at Wigmore Hall in 2010 with Martin Fröst. Pöntinen has also arranged music by Weill, Joni Mitchell and Legrand a.o. for Håkan Hardenberger and the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields which was released on the cd Both Sides Now (BIS-1814).

He has made more than ninety recordings for a.o. BIS, Arte Nova and Philips, the latest of which are ”Pianorama” on the BIS label with piano music from his favourite films,”For Agnès” on his own label Haddock with Children’s corner by Debussy, Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Prole do bebê by Villa-Lobos and Children’s songs by Chick Corea and Debussy Etudes on Haddock. 

Pöntinen is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and in 2001 he received the Litteris et Artibus – a royal medal for recognition of eminent skills in the artistic field.

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Repertoire list

Aho Piano Concerto

Bach Piano Concerto d minor BWV 1052

Barber Piano Concerto op 38

Bartok Piano Concerto 2
Bartok Piano Concerto No 1 op 3

Beethoven Piano Concerto 2 op 19 Bfl maj
Beethoven Piano Concerto 4
Beethoven Piano Concerto 4 G maj op 58
Beethoven Piano Concerto 5 op 73 Efl maj
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 c min op37
Beethoven Triple Concerto

Berg Chamber Concerto

Bernstein The age of anxiety

Brahms Piano Concerto 1 d min op 15
Brahms Piano Concerto 2

Chopin Piano Concerto 1 e min
Chopin Piano Concerto 2 op 21 f minor

de Falla Noches en los Jardines deEspana
de Frumerie Symfonc Ballade

Franck Symphonic Variations

Grieg Piano Concerto a

Hartmann Carl Amad Piano Conc w Winds

Ligeti Piano Concerto (1986-88)

Liszt Piano Concerto 1 E flat
Liszt Piano Concerto 2 A maj

Mozart Piano Concerto K 467 C
Mozart Piano Concerto K453 G
Mozart Piano Concerto K465 F major
Mozart Piano Concerto K466 D Minor
Mozart Piano Concerto K488 A major
Mozart Piano Concerto K491 c minor
Mozart Piano Concerto K503
Mozart Piano Concerto KV 482 E flat

Orff Carmina Burana f 2 pianos & percus

Poulenc Double Concerto D major 20'

Prokofiev Piano Concerto 3 op 26 C major

Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody op 43
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2 op 18 c min
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 d min op 30
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 4 op 40 g min

Ravel Left Hand Concerto
Ravel Piano Concerto G

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 4

Schnittke Piano Concerto

Schumann Piano Concerto

Scriabin Piano Concerto op 20 fsharp min

Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano+Trumpet

Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Winds
Stravinsky Mouvements f Piano +Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1

Weber Konzertstück

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Pöntinen plays Rolf Martinsson - Scorpius (Lycka Chamber Music Festival in Karlskrona, 4 July 2013)

Pöntinen plays Rolf Martinsson - Libra (Lycka Chamber Music Festival in Karlskrona, 4 July 2013)

Pöntinen plays Rolf Martinsson - Sagittarius (Lycka Chamber Music Festival in Karlskrona, 4 July 2013)

Beethoven: Eleven Bagatelles op. 119 (1/3) (Pöntinen)

Beethoven: Eleven Bagatelles op. 119 (2/3) (Pöntinen)

Beethoven: Eleven Bagatelles op. 119 (3/3) (Pöntinen)

Beethoven: Bagatelle in A flat major Op. 33 No. 7 (Pöntinen)

Roland Pöntinen plays Liszt

Roland Pöntinen plays Villa Lobos

Roland Pöntinen plays Villa Lobos

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Online Resources

Roland Pöntinen website

Roland Pöntinen on Facebook
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