Born in Montréal, oboist Christopher Palameta performs with many of Europe’s finest period ensembles. With these orchestras, he has toured on five continents and recorded over sixty discs for the Erato, Sony BMG, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Ramée, Pentatone, CPO, BIS, Alpha, Naxos, ATMA Classique, and Analekta labels. An ardent defender of unexplored repertoire for the oboe, Palameta founded Notturna in 2006 as a platform to excavate forgotten chamber music for his instrument. His solo discography includes suites by Marin Marais (nominated in 2015 for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik or German Record Critics’ Award); sonatas by Handel, Abel, J. C. Bach, Janitsch, Krause and Graun with Notturna for the ATMA Classique and Sony labels; solo concertos by Molter with Die Kölner Akademie for the ARS label; and a recital of early French Romantic works for oboe and piano on Ramée entitled Berlioz’s Lost Oboe. A recipient of several research grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, he has been invited to speak at conferences on nineteenth-century historical performance practice in Oxford, Vienna and Lyon. Christopher took his graduate degree from McGill University and his PhD in Musicology from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his doctoral research on the oboe under Berlioz was supported by the Maple Leaf Trust (Canadian Centennial Fund). He teaches historical oboes at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki University of the Arts).