KVAH is celebrating 30 years of chamber music in Allhelgonakyran under Bengt Forsberg's leadership with a concert Saturday, the 27th of October 18.00 in Allhelgonakyrkan. Bengt, together with Tobias Ringborg, violin and Natalia Goldmann, cello will celebrate jubilees for 2018 - Franz Berwald, Claude Debussy, Emil Sjögren, Hubert Parry and Lili Boulanger.
Bengt Forsberg is one of Sweden's most well-known pianists, especially in the chamber music scene. For many years he has worked with the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. In 1993, they received Gramophone's Record of the Year for Grieg songs with the motivation that Bengt Forsberg was "one of the most thoughtful and spontaneous accompanists around today." 1997, the couple won a Swedish Grammy Award for the "Wings in the Night" album with works of Swedish composers and 2008, both an American Grammy and a Swedish Grammy for "Terezín / Theresienstadt" - songs written by prisoners during the Holocaust. Among Bengts extensive CD recordings are this year's record with piano music by Amanda Maier and Julius Röntgen. He regularly collaborates with artists such as violinist Nils-Erik Sparf, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violist Ellen Nisbeth.
During his years as artistic director of chamber music in the Allhelgona church, Bengt has presented a wealth of established as well as up and coming musicians. His teaching has meant a lot for chamber music development.
"Bengt Forsberg knows how best to present his chamber musician companion, but also has the ability to create life in every single tone of his own," wrote Johanna Paulsson in her review in Dagens Nyheter for this year's Brahms festival.
Board member of KVAH (Friends of Chamber Music in Allhelgonakyrkan)