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Between Christmas and New Year's Eve

Program

Ferruccio Busoni - Fantasia after J.S. Bach
(1866-1924)
J.S. Bach - Contrapunctus I < Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080
(1685-1750)
. . Intermission . .
Ferruccio Busoni - Fantasia contrappuntistica
Alberto Ginastera - Suite de danzas criollas
(1916-1983)
Enrique Granados - The Maiden and the nightengale < Goyescas
(1867-1916)
-- Transcriptions for piano:
J.S. Bach/Bengt Forsberg - In dulci jubilo, choral prelude BWV 751
J.S. Bach/Walter Rummel - 'Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Scritten', < Cantata nr 78
J.S. Bach/Walter Rummel - 'Das alte Jahr vergangen ist', choral prelude BWV 614
G.F. Händel/Percy Grainger - Hornpipe < Water Music, HWV 348
(1685-1759)
Arcangelo Corelli/Leopold Godowsky - Pastorale < Christmas concerto
(1653-1713)

Encore - Eric Satie (1866-1925) - Gymnopédie nr 1

Artist

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Bengt Forsberg, Photo: Arto Tulima

Bengt Forsberg, piano, has been the artistic director of the chamber music series at Allhelgonakyrkan for almost 30 years. Among his regular partners are the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist he has performed with, among others, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and he has given solo recitals in many venues including London's prestigious Wigmore Hall. In October 2016, he participated as a soloist in Oxford Lieder Festival's "Schumann Project". Bengt Forsberg has released many CDs, most recently an acclaimed recording of music by women composers, "Neglected works for the piano."

Christmas concert

Artists

Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, baritone
Marie Macleod, cello
Bengt Forsberg, piano

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Anne Sofie von Otter, Photo: Mats Bäcker
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Karl Magnus Fredriksson, Photo: Mats Bäcker
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Marie Macleod, Photo: Mats Lundqvist
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Bengt Forsberg, Photo: Arto Tulima

Program

J.S. Bach - Schafe können sicher weiden arr Egon Petri
Gustaf Nordquist - Nu är advent & Jul, jul
Jean Sibelius - 4 songs
Jean Sibelius - Granen
Henry Purcell - What power art thou
Roger Quilter - The Cradle in Bethlehem
Gabriel Fauré - Sicilienne
Harold Sventelius - O makalösa stjärna
Adolphe Adam - O helga natt
... Intermission ...
Carl Nielsen - Drömmen om "Glade jul"
Frans Schubert - Winterabend
Sergej Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Leonard Bernstein - A simple song
Walter Kent/Buck Ram - I'll be home for Christmas
Mel Torme - Christmas Song ( Chestnuts roasting ...)
Sting - Lullaby for an anxious child
Thad Jones - A child is born
J.S. Bach - Jesu bleibet meine Freude
J.S. Bach - Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier
Franz Gruber - Silent Night

November 25

Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – String quartet op.76:1 in G
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – String quartet K. 387 in G
... Intermission ...
Frans Berwald (1796-1868) – String quartet nr 3 in E-flat
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - String quartet nr 6 op.18:6 in B

Artists

Chiaroscuro String Quartet

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Photo: Agnese Blaubarde

More information about the artists

Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises violinists Alina Ibragimova (Russia) and Pablo Hernán Benedí (Spain), the Swedish violist Emilie Hörnlund and cellist Claire Thirion from France. This international ensemble performs music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings and with historical bows. The quartet’s unique sound is highly acclaimed by audiences and critics all over Europe. Their latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was in April 2015.

Link to the quartets home page##

November 12

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Program

Max Reger (1873-1916) - Andante < Suite nr 2 in g-minor for solo viola, op 131d
Sten Broman (1902-1983) – Fantasy, fugue and choral for viola & piano
Clara Schumann (1819-1896) – Songs

Intermission

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Two songs for alto, viola & piano, op.91
Robert Fuchs (1847–1927) - Viola sonata
Encore - Johannes Brahms - Wiegenlied

Artists

Mina Fred: viola, Ann Hallenberg: mezzo soprano,
Bengt Forsberg: piano

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Ann Hallenberg, Foto Örjan Jakobsson
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Bengt Forsberg, Foto: Arto Tulima

More information about the artists

Ann Hallenberg, mezzo soprano, regularly appears in opera houses and festivals all over the world. She is highly sought after as a concert singer and frequently appears in concert halls throughout Europe and North America. Her repertoire includes a large number of leading roles in operas and is equally at home on the concert platform where she has built an unusually vast concert repertoire that spans music from the early 17th Century works of Monteverdi and Cavalli, via Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler, Martin and Chausson up to contemporary works of Franz Waxman and Daniel Börtz. This will be her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.
Link to Ann's facebook page

Mina Fred, viola, is very active as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, above all in Denmark but also frequently in England, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. Since 2004, Mina is responsible for the concert season at Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Denmark, where she yearly organizes 30 concerts. This is her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.
Link to Mina's home page

Bengt Forsberg: piano, is KVAH's artistic director. More information can be found under About us

October 15 Celia Linde

Program

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) - Capricho Arabe
Celia Linde - Turkish Ambiance (after Suat Sayin)
Joaquin Malats (1872-1912) - Serenata Espagnol
Celia Linde - Epilogue
Celia Linde - Fontaine Bleue (hommage a Django Reinhardt)
Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) Guajira Criolla
Celia Linde - Contemplation
Leo Brouwer - Danza Caraceristica
Tommie Haglund (b. 1959) - Bortom Avsked (tillägnad Celia Linde)
Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) - Serenade
Celia Linde - Highway to the Pacific, Rumba Surprise, China Impression
Gentil Montaña (1942-2011) - Suite Colombiana nr 2, El Porro
Pablo Escobar (b. 1900) - Chopi (Danza Paraguaya)

Artist

Celia Linde: guitar

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Here is a link to Celia's home page. www.celialinde.se

More information about the artist

Celia Linde was educated at the Malmö Academy of Music where she earned her Diploma and Master of Arts then continued her studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and earned a Master Soloist Diploma with highest Honors. After graduating Celia arrived in New York to specialize in South American music with Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima at the Manhattan School of Music.
She performs standard works for guitar and orchestra and tours frequently as a soloist throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Scandinavia and Turkey. Celia is often the featured artist on National Swedish Radio-Television and has also been profiled on the BBC, Denmark’s Radio, Turkish Radio-Television (TRT) and as well as New York’s WNYC and other international radio stations.
This was her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

Chamber music by church musicians September 9

Program

Harald Fryklöf (1882-1919) – Sonata alla Legenda for violin and piano
Torsten Sörenson (1908-1992) – Aria for viola and piano
Emil Sjögren (1853-1918) – Cello sonata in A op 58
Sara Wennerberg-Reuter (1875-1959) – Angelus for piano
Oskar Lindberg (1887-1955) – Piano quartet in d-minor op 29

Artists

Trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen,

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Photo: Mats Lundqvist

Bengt Forsberg: piano

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Photo: Arto Tulima

More information about the program

Many prominent composers over the centuries have served as church musicians and KVAH's programs, especially this year, have included music by composers who were also significant organists, such as Saint-Saëns, Widor and Vierne during the French festival and Elfrida Andrée earlier this year. In today's concert we've refined this theme and the program consists entirely of works by Swedish composers who were also active as church organists.

More information about the artists

String trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen was founded in 1999 and has established itself as one of the most interesting chamber music ensembles in Sweden today. They won a Swedish Grammy in 2005 for their recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The trio's members have been the artistic directors for the chamber music series 'Äntligen måndag', (Finally Monday) in Grünewaldsalen in Stockholm's Concert Hall. In 2014 they were awarded the Musikaliska akademiens Interpretpris.
String trio ZPR has appeared often in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in this year's festival featuring music from France.
Link to the trio's home page

Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, won the Soloist Prize in 1997 and 1997/98 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Swedish Radio P2. 2001/2002 she was the Rising Stars representative for Stockholm's Concert Hall.
Johanna Persson, viola, has been awarded prizes at, among others, the Rostal competition in Berlin in 1997 and has been the viola-section leader in the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra until 2013. She teaches viola and chamber music at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Kati Raitinen, cello, is alternating principal cellist with the Stockholm Royal Opera. She has been the guest principal cellist of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the opera house in Brussels.

Bengt Forsberg: piano, is KVAH's artistic director. More information can be found under About us

Festival 2016

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Performers

Katarina Karneus, mezzo-soprano
Nils-Erik Sparf: violin,
ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen,
Treitler String Quartet
Kristina Winiarski: cello
The Royal Stockholm Wind Quintet,
Anna Christensson + artistic director Bengt Forsberg: piano

Thursday August 11 18:00

François Couperin (1668-1733) – Le Carillon de Cithère for harpsichord
Erik Satie (1866-1925) - Gymnopédie nr 1 for piano
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) – Three songs
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) – Sonatina for clarinet & piano, Op.100
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) – Three cello pieces
Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) – L’ínvitation du voyage, song with bassoon & piano
Erik Satie (1866-1925) – Two songs
Jean Françaix (1912-1997) – String trio
Henri Duparc (1848-1933) – Tre songs
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) – Violin sonata nr 1

Friday August 12 18:00

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)– Tambourin for harpsicord
Erik Satie (1866-1925) – Gnossienne nr 1
Paul Dukas (1865-1935) – Villanelle for horn & piano
Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) – Sonata for bassoon & piano, op 71
Albert Roussel (1869-1937) – Divertissement for wind quintet & piano, op 6
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) – Cortège et Litanie for piano
Théodore Max Dubois (1837-1924) – Quintet for oboe, strings & piano
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) – String quartet in F

Saturday August 13 18:00

François Couperin (1668-1733) - Les Barricades Mistérieuses for harpsicord
Erik Satie (1866-1925) - Gnossienne nr 2
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – Clair de lune, La cathédrale engloutie, La fille aux cheveux de lin
Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) – Oboe sonata
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) – D’un matin de printemps, flute & piano
Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) – Sérénade aux étoiles, flute & piano
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) - Le Soir et Legende, viola & piano
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) – Cello sonata
Charles-Marie Widor (1845-1937) – Piano quartet in A

Sunday August 14 18:00

Jean-Phillipe Rameau (1683-1764) – Le Rappel des Oiseaux for harpsicord
Erik Satie (1866-1925) – Gnossienne nr 5
Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) – String quartet Ainsi la nuit
César Franck (1822-1890) – Violin sonata in A
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) – Concerto for violin, piano & string quartet

Saturday August 20 15.00

”Tårtsväng med Pippi och Beethoven”
Children's program in Swedish with the Lönnebergakvartetten
Note! Katarina församling, Högbergsg. 15
Free entrance!

More information about the performers

Katarina Karnéus , mezzo-soprano, won the prestigious competition Cardiff Singer of the World in 1995. The year before she had received the Christina Nilsson Scholarship. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999 as Varvara in Katya Kabanova, followed by Olga in Eugene Onegin, Siebel in Faust and Rosina in The Barber of Seville. Her Swedish breakthrough came in 2002 as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier at the Gothenburg Opera then returned in 2011 as Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina. It took until 2009 before she made her debut at the Stockholm Opera, a pants-role in Handel's opera Xerxes. As a Lieder singer she has sung several times at Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This is her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.
Link to more information about Katarina

String trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen was founded in 1999 and has established itself as one of the most interesting chamber music ensembles in Sweden today. They won a Swedish Grammy in 2005 for their recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The trio's members have been the artistic directors for the chamber music series 'Äntligen måndag', (Finally Monday) in Grünewaldsalen in Stockholm's Concert Hall. In 2014 they were awarded the Musikaliska akademiens Interpretpris. Trio ZPR has appeared often in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in the 2015 festival, Music from the North.
Link to the trio's home page

Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, won the Soloist Prize in 1997 and 1997/98 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Swedish Radio P2. 2001/2002 she was the Rising Stars representative for Stockholm's Concert Hall.
Johanna Persson, viola, has been awarded prizes at, among others, the Rostal competition in Berlin in 1997 and has been the viola-section leader in the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra until 2013. She teaches viola and chamber music at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Kati Raitinen, cello, is alternating principal cellist with the Stockholm Royal Opera. She has been the guest principal cellist of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the opera house in Brussels.

Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, for several decades one of Sweden's foremost musicians, has collaborated with many of Sweden's most famous performing artists. He has been concert master of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Opera Orchestra of Stockholm and is currently concert master of the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra as well as a member of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. He is active as a soloist and has made many CD-recordings. Since 1992 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy. He has appeared many times at Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in December 2013.

Treitler String Quartet is a young Swedish string quartet with a passion for sharing the rich quartet repertoire with a wide audience. Quartet members met at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and after studying abroad at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Indiana University, USA and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, reunited in Stockholm in 2012 to immerse themselves in the quartet repertoire. Since then, they have made high-profile appearances at festivals around Sweden such as Music at Lake Siljan, the Vinter Festival and Södertälje Chamber music fiestival. Concerts throughout Europe include a recital at Villa Tapiola, Helsinki, and and an upcoming recital in Conway Hall, London, in spring 2017. The Quartet's performances have made a big impression on audiences and critics, and their playful and energetic style has been likened to the legendary Freskkvartetten.
Treitler Quartet consists of Oscar Treitler, violin, Caroline W Treitler, violin, Jonna Inge, viola, Emma Beskow, cello.
Link to the quartet's home page in Swedish

The Royal Stockholm Wind Quintet was established in 2001 by solo wind players in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as a successor to the "Philharmonic Quintet" which was active in the 1960s and 1970s. Members of the current quintet are Andreas Alin, flute, Jesper Harris, oboe, Hermann Stefansson, clarinet, Jens-Christoph Lemke, bassoon and Kristofer Öberg, horn.
The quintet and Bengt Forsberg have been collaborating for years and in 2007 they released a CD with Poulenc's sextet plus music of Reich and Ligeti. They have appeared at Alhelgonakyrkan many times, most recently in the 2015 festival.
More information about the quintet

Kristina Winiarski, cello, has received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, Sandrew Scholarship Fund and the Freemasons in Stockholm and won a number of awards at competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and the USA amd has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras internationally, including with the Zagreb Philharmonic Hall in Croatia, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, the National Philharmonic in Maryland, USA, and St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra of Russia. Kristina has a keen interest in chamber music and has regularly participated in festivals, including Lyckå Chamber of Blekinge, "Next Generation Festival Bad Ragaz" in Switzerland, "Copenhagen Summer Festival" in Copenhagen, "Lienzo Norte Festival" in Avila, Spain, and the Chamber Festival in Allhelgonakyrkan in Stockholm.
Link to Kristina's home page

Anna Christensson, piano, has appeared as soloist with many Swedish orchestras in concertos of Mozart, Beethoven, Chorin, Franck, Schumann and Gershwin, for example with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic. She has appeared at most of the larger chamber music festivals in Swedens and also in the festival Messiaen08 in the Stockholm Concert Hall, the Piano Festival in Brescia, Italy, and the Chamber Music Biennial ”Young and Promising” in Västerås in 2007. She is also a member of Curious Chamber Players, an ensemble for comtemporary music. Among her recordings is a CD of Henning Mankell’s and Gösta Nystroems piano concertos and a double-CD with piano music of Henning Mankell.
Anna Christensson has previously appeared in Allhelgonakyrkan in the festival in 2010 in music of Robert and Clara Schumann.

Bengt Forsberg: piano, is the artistic director of the festival. More information can be found under About us

Charlotta Grahn Wetter and Daniel Hormazábal Cortés - May 28

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Violin sonata in A, op 30:1
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) - Myths
Albert Schnelzer (b. 1972) - Apollonian Dances
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - Violin sonata in g-minor

Performers

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Charlotta Grahn Wetter, violin & Daniel Hormazábal Cortés, piano

Charlotta Grahn Wetter violin, received her bachelor's and master's education under professor Henryk Kowalski at the Stockholm Royal College of Music (KMH) and since 2015 is participating in a two-year Advanced secondary education program.
Charlotta has appeared as the soloist in Szymanowski's Violin Concerto nr 1 with the KMH Symphony Orchestra and in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Jönköping's Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has appeared in the Askanäs concert series, Skägga's Music Festival, Musica Vitae, etc. Charlotta has been awarded scholarships from, among others, Freemasons' Jubelfund, the Royal Academy of Music, Willinska Foundation and Kempe-Carlgren Fund.
She is the 2016 winner of the Jan Wallander Prize and plays on a J F Guidantus built in 1731, generously lent to her by Handelsbanken's Classic Instruments. This will be her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

Daniel Hormazabal Cortes , piano, has studied with professor Mats Zetterqvist at Edsberg Slott and professor Stefan Bojsten at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and has in addition to Sweden performed in Italy, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic and the USA. This will be his first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

April 23, Lieder

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Program

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Vier ernste Gesänge
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Intermission

Max Reger (1873-1916) - Aus meinem Tagebuch del 1, op 82
Gavotte & Sostenuto
Gustav Mahler - Three songs with text by Rückert,
a. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
b. Liebst du um Schönheit
c. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Max Reger - pieces from Intermezzi, op 45
Gustav Mahler - Two songs with text by Rückert,
d. Um Mitternacht
e. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Performers

Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, baritone, has been a member of the Royal Opera in Stockholm since 1999 where he has sung most of the major baritone roles. He was appointed Royal Court Singer in 2004 and a member of the Royal Academy of Music in 2012. He is a regular guest at many of Europe's top orchestras and ensembles and has made some 30 CD recordings - from Sacred repertoire and Opera to Folk Songs and Lieder.
in 2013 he received the Litteris et Artibus medal from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson has appeared several times at Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in April, 2013, in lieder of Schubert.

Link to Karl-Magnus home page

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Photo: Mats Bäcker

Bengt Forsberg, piano, is the artistic director of the chamber music series at Allhelgonakyrkan. More information about him can be found under About KVAH.

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Photo: Arto Tulima

Elfrida Andrée, April 2

Program

Music by Elfrida Andrée

  • "Wacken!" for mixed choir - text Viktor Rydberg
  • Tone pictures, op. 4 for solo piano
  • Three Songs, op. 8 for voice and piano
  • Five Small Tone Pictures In Sequence, op. 7
  • "Skogsrået" for voice and piano - text Viktor Rydberg
  • From "Drömlif" for mixed choir - text Viktor Rydberg
  • "Snöfrid" - ballad for chorus, solo and orchestra (in the version for piano)

Encore - "Wacken!" with audience participation

Artister

Paulina Pfeiffer, soprano, Oskar Ekberg, piano
Nynäshamn's chamber choir, Karl-Nicklas Gustavsson choir director

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Paulina Pfeiffer, Photo: Studio Avant
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Oskar Ekberg, Photo: Urban Wedin
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Karl Nicklas Gustavsson, director - Photo: iliad Kulturproduktion © 2012

Link to Paulina Pfeiffer's home page

Link to Oskar Ekberg's home page

Link to Karl-Nicklas Gustavsson's home page

Link to Nynäshamn's chamber choir's home page in Swedish

Malva Quartet - March 12

Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - String Quartet nr 32 in C, op 33:3
Judith Weir (b 1954) - String quartet
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Dmitrij Shostakovitch (1906-1975) - String quartet nr 7 in f sharp minor, op 108
Philip Glass (b 1937) - String quartet nr 4

Encore:
Scherzo < Haydn's String Quartet nr 32 in C

Artister

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Photo: Peter Lloyd

MalvaKvartetten The Quartet was formed in 2008 at the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University. 2010 they were admitted to exchange studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hans Eisler" in Berlin as the first ensemble at bachelor level. In 2013 the Malva Quartet was a finalist in the Chamber Music Association's Young & Promising competition. The members are Linnea Hällqvist and Knapp Brita Pettersson: violin, Maria Jonsson: viola and Maja Molander: cello.

Link to MalvaKvartetten's home page in Swedish

As part of our festivals in 2014 and 2015 the Malva quartet presented a childrens program Glad i magen, arg i tårna!, approximately Happy stomach - angry toes, and in February 2015 they played string quartets of Purcell, Barber and Petteris Vasks in Katarina parish hall.

February 20th Weber Quartet plus Bengt Forsberg

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Program

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) - "Indian diary" for piano
Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) - String quartet nr 12, "American"
Intermission
encore Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) - Prelude nr 16 in G, op 32:5
Leo Ornstein (1893-2002) - Piano quintet, op 92

Performers

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Photo: Carl-Johan Erik Bladin

Weberkvartetten - Ronnie Weber and Ellinor Weber, violin, Patrik Eriksson, viola and Bekhbat Tsagaanchuluun, cello - was founded in 2005 and won the Chamber Music Association's Young & Promising contest that year. They regularly tour in Sweden and abroad, recording for radio and television, and have participated in several prestigious festivals, both in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.
In February, 2015, while Allhelgonakyrkan was closed for renovation, the Weber Quartet played for the Friends of Chamber Music series in Katarina Church. This is their first appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan.

Link to Weber Quartet's homepage in Swedish

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Photo: Arto Tulima

Bengt Forsberg, piano, is the artistic director of the chamber music series at Allhelgonakyrkan. More information about him can be found under About KVAH.

January 30, 2016 Young and Promising Duos

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Program

Duo Hästbacka/Persson performed

  • Rodney Rogers (b 1953) - Lessons in the Sky
  • Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) - Sonate en ut#
  • Paul Creston (1906-1905) - Sonata op 19

After intermission

Duo Sandri/Gourman performed

  • Ludvig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - 12 variations on a theme from Händel's "Judas Maccabeus"
  • Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) - Slavic variations
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - Polonaise Brillante op 3

Encore

  • Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925-1991) - one of the 5 pieces for cello & piano

Information about the performers

Duo Hästbacka Persson, which consists of saxophonist Linn Persson and pianist Christopher Hästbacka, began playing together at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2009. Both have a Bachelor's degree from the College of Music in Stockholm and a Master's degree, Linn from the Royal College of Music in London and Christopher from Edsberg. Right now they are both studying for an Advanced Interpretation Extension, formerly known as a soloist diploma, at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm respective Edsberg.

Individually, they have received numerous awards in various solo competitions, the Swedish Steinway Competition, the Berlingske Tidendes Musikkonkurrence, Polstjärnepriset, Öresund soloist, Nordic Piano Competition, Jane Melber Prize and the Stockholm International Music Competition. Together they have qualified for the final of the Chamber Music Competition Young and Promising organized by the Chamber Music Association in Sweden.

Link to Duo Hästbacka/Persson's home page

Duo Sandri Gourman consists of cellist Sabina Sandri Olsson and pianist Natalie Gourman. They began playing together in 2008 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. After both had completed their studies they moved to London where Sabina did her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, Natalie at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They have since performed extensively in Scandinavia, the UK, Germany, France and Italy.

In 2012 they received the second prize in the Chamber Music Association's Competition Young & Promising and were specially selected by Leonidas Kavakos to participate in his only masterclass / festival in Athens in March 2013. In the spring of 2014 the duo was admitted to the prestigious Master Class International Musicians Seminar in Cornwall during Steven Isserlis management. 2015 they had the honor of performing at the Olof Palme Prize ceremony in the Swedish Parliament and were again a finalist in the Young & Promising competition.

Link till Duo Sandri/Gourman's home page