CHRISTOPHER PALAMETA

HISTORICAL OBOES

 

about

Born in Montreal and currently residing in Paris, Christopher Palameta is a specialist of historical oboes and performs with many of Europe’s finest period ensembles. These include Il Pomo d'Oro and Accademia Bizantina in Italy; The Gabrieli Consort in the UK; Pygmalion, Les Musiciens du LouvreLes Siècles, and La Grande Ecurie in France; La Petite Bande and Vox Luminis in Belgium; Die Kölner Akademie in Germany; Capella Cracoviensis in Poland; and various other ensembles such as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ensemble Arion (Canada), the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Suomalainen Barokkiorkesteri (the Finnish Baroque Orchestraand MusicAeterna (Perm, Russia).​ With these orchestras, he has toured on five continents and recorded forty-five discs for the Sony BMG, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, CPO, BIS, Alpha, Naxos, ATMA, and Analekta labels.​

An ardent defender of unexplored repertoire for the oboe, Palameta's solo discography includes suites by Marin Marais (nominated in 2015 for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik or German Record Critics’ Award), sonatas by Janitsch, Krause, Graun, Philidor and Grétry with his chamber collective Notturna for the Sony and ATMA labels, and a recording of concertos by Molter with Die Kölner Akademie for ARS.

A recipient of several research grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Christopher took his graduate degree from McGill University in historical oboes, where he studied with the late Bruce Haynes and the late Washington McClain. After his studies, he was appointed to the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Toronto, Canada), where was a core member for five years. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his research on the oboe under Berlioz is supported by the Maple Leaf Trust (Canadian Centennial Fund). 

 

He teaches historical oboes at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki University of the Arts).

 

 

orchestral recordings

Christopher’s discography currently includes 50 titles: 7 solo recordings and the 43 orchestral CDs shown below

Beethoven - Symphonies 5 & 6

Tafelmusik (dir. Bruno Weil)

Analekta, 2005

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"Facce d'amore"

Arias with Jakub Jozef Orlinski

Il Pomo d'Oro

(dir. Maxim Emelyanychev)

Erato (2019)

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Henry Purcell

The Fairy Queen (1692)

Gabrieli Consort

(dir. Paul McCreesh)

Signum Classics (2020)

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Jean-Philippe Rameau

Pygmalion

Apotheosis Orchestra

(dir. K. Bernolet)

Ramée (2018)

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F. Schubert

Violin Concerto in D major (1816)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

BIS (2019)

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J. S. Bach

Magnificat

Vox Luminis

Alpha (2017)

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A. Vivaldi

Gloria & Magnificat

Ensemble Caprice

ATMA

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J. S. Bach

Cantates pour Ste-Marie

BWV 1, 82, 147

Montréal Baroque

ATMA

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J. S. Bach

Cantates pour St-Jean-Baptiste

BWV 7, 30, 167

Montréal Baroque

ATMA

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Samuel Arnold

Polly (1777)

Aradia Ensemble

Naxos

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"Azahar"

incl. Stravinsky Messe (1948)

La Tempête

Alpha (2016)

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Henry Purcell

Theatre Music from Amphytrion, Gordian Knot Unty'd, etc.

Aradia Ensemble

Naxos

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C. F. Abel

Symphonies op. 1 & 4

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2018)

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Johann Schelle

Actus Musicus auf

Weyh-Nachten (1683)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2016)​

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Various

"The Quest for Arundo Donax"

Tafelmusik

Analekta (2006)

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Helsinki Window

Tiensuu: Innuo (2018)

Finnish Baroque Orchestra

FIBO Records (2019)

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L. van Beethoven

The Complete Piano Concerti

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

BIS (2019)

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Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Concertos 1 & 2,

Capriccio brillant & Rondo brillant

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

BIS (2018)​

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Carl Maria von Weber

Complete Piano Concertos

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

Ronald Brautigam, fortepiano

BIS (2021)

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W. A. Mozart

Posthorn Serenade, K 320 (1779)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

BIS (2016)​

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F. J. Haydn

Symphonies 41, 44 & 49

Arion (dir. Gary Cooper)

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Marin Marais

Semele

Montréal Baroque 

(dir. Wieland Kuijken)

ATMA

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J. S. Bach

Cantates pour la Pentecôte

BWV 68, 173, 174, 184

Montréal Baroque

ATMA

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G. F. Händel

Water Music & Music for the Royal Fireworks

Aradia Ensemble

Naxos

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J.-H. Fiocco

Petits Motets, vol. II

Scherzi Musicali

Musique en Wallonie (2016)

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William Boyce

Eight Symphonies, op. 2

Aradia Ensemble

Naxos

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G. P. Telemann

Christmas Cantatas III

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2020)​

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E. W. Wolf

Oratorio "Jesu, deine Passion will ich jetzt bedenken" (1756)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2017)​

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G. P. Telemann

"Aller augen warten auf dich"

Cantatas (1716-1720)

Mannheimer Hofkapelle

CPO (2017)​

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"Concerti Virtuosi"

incl. double oboe concerti by Fasch & Vivaldi

Tafelmusik

Analekta (2004)​

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Henry Purcell

King Arthur (1691)

Gabrieli Consort

(dir. Paul McCreesh)

Signum Classics (2019)

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L. van Beethoven

Symphonies 5 & 6

Tafelmusik

(dir. Bruno Weil)

Analekta (2005)

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W. A. Mozart

Symphonies 40 & 41

Tafelmusik (dir. Bruno Weil)

Sony/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 2006

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W. A. Mozart

Thamos, König in Ägypten; Maurerische Trauermusik; etc.

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

BIS (2017)​

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Jacques Offenbach

Pomme d'Api & Sur un volcan

(1873/1855)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2020)​

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J. S. Bach

Cantates pour St-Michel

BWV 19, 130, 149

Montréal Baroque

ATMA

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J. S. Bach

Cantates pour la Nativité

BWV 61, 122, 123, 182

Montréal Baroque

ATMA

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G. F. Händel

Concerti Grossi, op. 6

Aradia Ensemble

Naxos

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J. B. Lully

Persée (1682)

Tafelmusik (dir. Hervé Niquet)

EuroArts

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G. F. Händel

Arias with Karina Gauvin

Tempo Rubato

(dir. Alexander Weimann)

ATMA

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G. P. Telemann

Michaelis-Oratorium (1762)

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2018)​

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J. H. Rolle

Matthäuspassion

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2016)​

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Homilius, Stölzel, Rolle

Christmas Cantatas

Kölner Akademie, dir. Willens

CPO (2017)​

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J. S. Bach "Requiem"

(imaginary reconstruction inspired by the cantatas)

Les Agréments

xxi-21 Productions

 
 

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