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CHRISTIAN
SVARFVAR
VIOLINIST
Christian Svarfvar Violin

"The golden edge of the whole thing is set by Christian Svarfvar's dazzling tonality and multifaceted expressive and emotionally empathetic playing, which leaves nothing to be desired."

 

MATS LILJEROOS, HUFVUDSTADSBLADET

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Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar is a celebrated musician recognized for being one of Scandinavia's most accomplished and versatile violinists with a track record of performing all the major violin concertos alongside prestigious orchestras. He has recorded multiple albums, including three in partnership with the esteemed London Philharmonic Orchestra.

With a deep-rooted passion for music and remarkable versatility, Svarfvar stands as one of the Nordic country's most cherished musical talents.

 

"Musical mastership, virtuosic control, and sensibility equally mastered."

 

LUXEMBURG WORT

His artistry resonates far and wide, having performed in prestigious venues across the globe, including solo performances at iconic locales such as Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Cité de la Musique, Kölner Philharmonie, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bozar, Seoul Art Center, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Luxembourg Philharmonie and Megaron, Athen.

Latest Recordings

Christian Svarfvar Album

Infinite Bach

Embark on a journey with the globally acclaimed album Infinite Bach.

 

– a visionary reinterpretation of J.S. Bach's violin concetos by Johan Ullén. 

Pure joy, buoyed by Svarfvar's fearless expression,

rock-solid style and stylistic acumen.

 

ANDREW CLARKE, FINANCIAL TIMES

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Christian Svarfvar and pianist Roland Pöntinen, whose sense of French chamber music is currently unparalleled among Swedish musicians.

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MARTIN NYSTRÖM, DAGENS NYHETER

Latest Press

"Christian Svarfvar takes on this famous violin concerto (Max Bruch) with his
unpretentiously elegant, yet concentrated sensual, yet
sweet violin tone. In contrast to others, Svarfvar never drives off to the pompous, he does not even get into the dripping sentimental or senselessly pleasing.

Helmut Mauró

Süeddeutche Zeitung

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"Few Violinists in my experience have captured the shimmering chiaroscuro of Faure´s sonata quite like Arthur Grumiaux has, but a somewhat more recent recording by Krysia Osotowicz comes close, and so too, I must say, does this new reading by Christian Svarfvar and veteran pianist Roland Pöntinen. The two players work together in perfect accord to produce a totally spellbinding performance."
Fanfare Magazine

PRESS

"Svarfvar himself plays with magnetic attraction alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, virtuosic and intense. Exciting stuff."
Maren Ørstavik, Aftenposten

PRESS

"Christian Svarfvar, with his beautiful tone and balanced vibrato, plays with clarity and technical brilliance, never missing a note and illuminating passages where other violinists tend to be careless. Christian Svarfvar allows his sensitively glowing tone to embody the classical ideal."
Lars Hedblad,
Svenska Dagbladet

PRESS

"Emotional depth, delicate phrasing, convincing drive – in short: an artistic authority that impresses."
Carl Håkan Larsén, Sydsvenskan

PRESS

"Christian Svarfvar and Roland Pöntinen, whose sense of French chamber music is currently unparalleled among Swedish musicians."
Martin Nyström, DN

PRESS

"Svarfvar’s violin provides the perfect sound world – warm, intimate, and tonally ravishing. There are times, as in the Ravel Berceuse, when Svarfvar creates the magical impression of activating his instrument by breathing over the strings rather than bowing in the traditional manner. Breathtaking performances"
Julian Haylock,
The Strad

PRESS

"The golden edge of the whole thing is set by Christian Svarfvar's dazzling tonality and multifaceted expressive and emotionally empathetic playing, which leaves nothing to be desired."
Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet

PRESS

"Christian Svarfvar muses poetically over the opening solo of the Bruch Concerto. His dreamy approach is mesmeric.. His tone gleams and the way he tugs yearningly on the leading tones draws one in. Svarfvar's playing radiates tenderness."

Andrew Farach -Colton

Gramophone

PRESS

"Pure pleasure, buoyed by Svarfvar’s fearless expression, rock-solid technique and stylistic acumen."
Andrew Clarke, Financial Times

PRESS

"Tempting the listener to a world right outside her reach"
Kiersten van Vliet
La Scena Musicale
Aftenposten Klassisk

Imagine Max Richter's version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," only darker and more urban. Or Vikingur Olafsson's "Bach Reworks," but more danceable. Svarfvar himself plays with magnetic allure alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra, virtuosic and intense.

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Hufvudstadsbladet
Nov 2022

The golden edge of the whole thing is set by

Christian Svarfvar's dazzling tonality and multifaceted expressive and emotionally empathetic playing, which leaves nothing to be desired.

Latest Press

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Süeddeutche Zeitung
Nov 2018

Christian Svarfvars Eleganz. With his unpretentious yet elegant, yet concentrated, sensual, yet sweet violin tone. 

In contrast to others, Svarfvar never drives off to the pompous, he does not even get into the dripping sentimental or senselessly pleasing.

Christian Svarfvar Album

Benny Andersson

The London Philharmonic Orchestra teamed up with Swedish violin soloist Christian Svarfvar to unveil their curated collection of Benny Andersson's most beloved compositions.

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