PRIÈRES DE VIOLONCELLE – CHRISTOPHE PANTILLON – MICHAËL PANTILLON – WOLFGANG SAUSENG
Ernest BLOCH: From Jewish Life, B. 55: I. Prayer – Olivier GREIF: Oi Akashe, Op. 170 – Alberto HEMSI: Méditation, Op. 16 – Alexandre GUILMANT: Prière, Op. 22 – Camille SAINT-SAËNS: Prière, Op. 158 – David CHAILLOU: Solo pour violoncelle seul – Fernand HALPHEN: Andante religioso, d’après un Thème hébraïque – Zoë MARTLEW: Salat Babilya (Babilonian Prayer) for Cello solo – Othmar SCHOECK: Abend-Gebet, WoO 63 – Felix MENDELSSOHN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58, MWV Q 32: III. Adagio – Johann Sebastian BACH: Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011: IV. Sarabande – Peter SCULTHORPE: Threnody for Cello Solo – John TAVERNER: Threnos for Cello – Olivier MESSIAEN: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps: V. Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus.
Christophe Pantillon, Cello – Michaël Pantillon, Piano – Wolfgang Sauseng, Organ.
Christophe Pantillon was born in Neuchâtel into a Swiss-american family of musicians. He started playing the cello with J.-P. Guy and Elena Botez before continuing his studies with Heinrich Schiff at the Music Academy in Basel, with Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet) at the Vienna Music University and with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has attended numerous master classes, in particular with Mischa Maisky in Siena.
Mr. Pantillon has been playing chamber music ever since his childhood. He moved to Vienna in 1992, and in 1998, he founded the aron quartet, quartet-in-residence of the Arnold Schönberg Center. He is also a member of various chamber music ensembles and gives regularly duo concerts with his wife, the violinist Klara Flieder.
Christophe Pantillon has given regular performances, both as soloist and as chamber musician, in Vienna (Musikverein, Konzerthaus), Salzburg (Mozarteum), New York (Carnegie Hall), London (Wigmore Hall), Paris (Opéra Bastille), Washington (Library of Congress), Tokyo (Casals Hall, Oji Hall), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), Madrid (Teatro Real), Zurich (Tonhalle), Prag, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Saint-Petersburg, Helsinki,… as well as in numerous festivals.
Christophe Pantillon has recorded more than 20 CDs, several of which have received international awards. His CD „Paroles de violoncelle“ with French works for cello solo was internationally highly acclaimed.
Christophe Pantillon has given master classes in Switzerland, the USA (Yale University in Norfolk), France (Académie international de Nice), Ireland, Romania, Spain, Israel and India. He is currently teaching at the Vienna School of Music and is Lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.