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Arto Noras

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Arto Noras, among Finland’s best-known performers, loves the trustworthiness of a world-class cellist. Praising his impeccable, organic, seemingly easy virtuosity, critics also have commented over the effective expressiveness of Noras’ playing. His huge passion and consummate musicianship also prolong to chamber music and teaching. Among his many musical tasks may be the Naantali Music Celebration, which has progressed into among Finland’s great musical establishments. Blessed in 1942, Noras initial examined cello with Yrjo Selin on the Sibelius Academy. He afterwards visited Paris to review with Paul Tortelier, graduating from the Paris Conservatory in 1964. 2 yrs afterwards, Noras gained second prize on the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, attaining international identification and introducing a concert profession. Following travels in North and SOUTH USA, Noras became teacher of cello on the Sibelius Academy in 1970. An extremely regarded instructor, Noras also discovered period for chamber music, notably as person in the Sibelius Academy Quartet. In 1980, Noras founded the Naantali Chamber Music Celebration, also initiating the International Paulo Cello Competition 11 years afterwards. Having mastered the original cello repertoire, Noras provides played and documented many functions by distinguished modern composers, including concertos by Einojuhani Rautavaara, Henri Dutilleux, Leif Segerstam, and Erik Bergman.

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Full Name Arto Noras
Profession Cellist
Education Sibelius Academy, Conservatoire de Paris
Music Songs Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, no. 1, Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, no. 2, Adagio & Rondo, Clarinet Quartet*: Notturno: Adagio, Chant du menestrel, Pezzo capriccioso, Allegro appassionato, From a Swan Song, Op. 67, Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Cello and Orchestra, Hob. VIIb/1: III. Allegro molto, Two Pieces for Cello and Orchestra Op.77 No.1 : Cantique, Piano Trio, Op. 96, Xerxes, HWV 40: Largo, Divertimento for Solo Cello: Notturno, Clarinet Quartet*: Serenade: Tempo di Valse, Clarinet Quartet*: Scherzo: Vivacissimo, Sonata for Cello and Piano : I Andante - Allegro, Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 : I Adagio - Moderato, Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104: I. Allegro, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1: I. Moderato, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1: II. Adagio, Concerto Grosso No. 1 for 3 Cellos, Zigeunerweisen, Rococo Variations Op.33 - Variazione II : Tempo del Tema, Rococo Variations Op.33 - Variazione III : Andante sostenuto, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119: III. Allegro ma non troppo, Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor Op.19 : III Andante, Rococo Variations Op.33 - Variazione IV : Andante grazioso, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major Op.119 : I Andante grave, Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor Op.19 : IV Allegro mosso, Sonata for Piano and Cello in G minor Op.19 : I Lento - Allegro moderato, Cello Concerto in B minor Op.104 - III Finale : Allegro moderato
Albums Cello Cantabile, Russian Cello sonatas, Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb: 2, Op. 101 (Digitally Remastered), Kalevala Suite, op. 23 / Fantaisie Tschérémisse, op. 19, French Cello Sonatas, Russian Cello Sonatas & Variations, Symphony no. 4 / Cello Concerto / Shadows, Shostakovich / Schubert : Sonatas for Cello and Piano, Chamber Music I-VIII, Shostakovich : Cello Concertos 1 & 2 - Strauss : Romanze, Sallinen: Piano Trio, Op. 96, Cello Sonata, Op. 86 & From a Swan Song, Op. 67, Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:I (Digitally Remastered), Elgar / Dvorák : Cello Concertos - Bartók : Rhapsody No.1, Brahms : Cello Sonatas - Schumann : Fantasy Pieces, Dutilleux / Agopov : Cello Concertos, Works for Cellos and Orchestra: Concerto Grosso no. 1 / Largo / Cello Sonata, Complete Cello Concertos, Cello Concertos / Saint-Saëns - Lalo - Dutilleux, Cello Concertos, Symphony no. 9 / Cello Concerto / Serenade for Strings / Serenade for Winds, van Beethoven : Sonatas for Cello and Piano, Joseph Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Kurtag, Florentz, Ligeti, Pesson, Elgar / Lalo : Cello Concertos, Chamber Musics III, IV, V, Works for Cello and Orchestra / Saint-Saëns - Sibelius - Bartók - Tchaikovsky, Dvorak & Schumann Cello Concertos
Nominations Fryderyk Awards – Most Outstanding Polish Music Recording, Fryderyk Awards – Best Foreign Album – Classical music


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