Peter Herresthal is recognised as a brilliant and inspired interpreter of contemporary violin music, strongly associated both in concert and recordings with concertos by composers including Per Nørgård, Arne Nordheim, Ørjan Matre, Henri Dutilleux, Thomas Adès, Harrison Birtwistle, Olav Anton Thommessen, Henrik Hellstenius and Jon Øivind Ness. He has appeared with leading orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including most recently the BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic and Stavanger Symphony Orchestras, with conductors including Andrew Manze, Thomas Adès, Martyn Brabbins, Anu Tali and Sakari Oramo. Peter Herresthal has given the Austrian, Norwegian, Spanish and Australian premieres of the Thomas Adès violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’, the latter conducted by the composer at the Melbourne Festival. He has recorded a number of CDs for BIS and Simax/Aurora including prize-winning discs of Nordheim and Ness, and most recently the Buene and Wallin concerti nominated for Norwegian Grammys. His Nørgård recording was nominated for a Gramophone Award and was Editors Choice in The Strad and International Record Review. He has performed Kaija Saariaho’s Graal Theater with the London Sinfonietta in Bergen, Nantes and London, and most recently recorded the work with the Oslo Philharmonic. Peter Herresthal is a Professor at the Oslo Academy and visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, London. He performs on a GB Guadagnini from Milan 1753.