Christian Poltéra, Cello

From the age of twelve, I took part in Astona six times in a row. Today I regard these summers as an indispensible and formative part of my development as a cellist and musician. The personal and musical exchange with peers from the world over as well as the first-class, demanding musical instruction of the Astona teachers were highly inspiring for me, motivating and of essential importance for my further professional career.

1977, Switzerland