Lars Anders Tomter is one of today’s most outstanding violists. His international solo career started in 1987/88 when he toured extensively in the United States and Germany with the prestigious Norwegian Chamber Orchestra under its director Iona Brown. Since then his appearances as a viola soloist has been greeted with the highest public and critical acclaim throughout Europe and the United States, such as Vienna Musikverein, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and the Kölner Philharmonie. He has performed with orchestras such as BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, RSO Frankfurt, Swedish Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and Danish National Radio Symphony. He has been artistic director of the Risør Chamber Music Festival since the beginning in 1991. He is a Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He plays a Gasparo da Salo viola dated from 1590.