Born in Montreal, oboist Christopher Palameta performs with many of Europe’s finest period ensembles. These include The Gabrieli Consort in the UK; Il Pomo d’Oro in Italy; Pygmalion, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Les Siècles in France; La Petite Bande and Vox Luminis in Belgium; Capella Cracoviensis in Poland; Die Kölner Akademie in Germany; and various other ensembles such as the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Arion (Canada), and MusicAeterna (Perm, Russia). With these orchestras, he has toured on five continents and recorded over fifty 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 and Graun with his chamber collective Notturna for the Sony and ATMA labels, and oboe concertos by Molter with Die Kölner Akademie for ARS.
A recipient of several research grants from the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec, Christopher took his graduate degree from McGill University in historical oboes and is pursuing his PhD in Musicology at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where his research on the oboe under Berlioz is supported by the Maple Leaf Trust. He teaches historical oboes at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki University of the Arts).