Nikolaj Mjaskovskij and J.S. Bach
Bengt Forsberg och Andreas Brantelid
Bengt Forsberg's yearly piano concert between Christmas and New Year is guested by the always welcome cellist, Andreas Brantelid.
Nikolaj Mjaskovskij (1881-1950) - Cello sonatas
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Cello sonata
Andreas Brantelid, cello och Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
Andreas Brantelid, cello, made his concert debut at age 14 in Elgar's Cello Concerto with Det Kungliga kapellet in Copenhagen. Since then he has performed as soloist with all the major orchestras in Scandinavia and many other European orchestras.
Andreas won the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2006), Paulo International Cello Competition (2007) and was also a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner in 2008. He has also been a member of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society of New York and the BBC's New Generation Artist system.
Andreas Brantelid played for the first time in Allhelgonakyrkan as a teenager. He returned later in November 2015, with a program of the chamber music of Gabriel Fauré. He plays the "Boni-Hegar" Stradivarius of 1707, kindly loaned by the Norwegian Art Collector Christen Sveaas.
His latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was in this year's festival, Brahms and his friends.
Bengt Forsberg, piano. is one of Sweden's foremost pianists. Among his regular partners are mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violinists Cecilia Zilliacus and Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist, Bengt has performed with the Stockholm Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony. He has also given solo recitals in, among other places, London's Wigmore Hall. Bengt is also an adjunct professor in piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Bengt has released a large number of CDs, not least with Anne Sofie von Otter, several of which have received major international awards, such as Grammy and Gramophon's Recording of the Year. In recent years, Bengt has released prized discs with female composers, "Neglected works for piano", works for violin and piano by Carl Nielsen together with Cecilia Zilliacus, cello music by Fauré with Andreas Brantelid, English music for viola with Ellen Nisbeth and together with Cecilia Zilliacus and Sabina Bisholt a CD with music by Amanda Maier. In Mayj 2018 Bengt's CD ”Amanda & Julius – Works for piano by Amanda Maier och Julius Röntgen” was chosen by the newspaper BBC Music as that month's music for solo instrument.
Bengt Forsberg is KVAH's artistic director and has been responsible for the chamber music series at Allhelgonakyrkan for over 30 years.