Beethoven, Linde, Sandström, Reicha
Cecilia Zilliacus, Kati Raitanen and Bengt Forsberg
The first fall concert features three of our favorite performers: Cecila, Kati & Bengt.
Antonín Reicha (1770—1836): A fugue
Sven-David Sandström, (1942—2019): "Diabas” for solo violin
Bo Linde (1933—1970): Sonata a tre, piano trio nr 2
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827): Piano trio in B, opus 97, "Archduke Trio"
Cecilia Zilliacus, violin,
Kati Raitinen, cello,
Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, is one of Sweden's foremost violinists, with concerts in the Nordic countries and Europe. She won the Soloist Prize in 1997 and was appointed in 1997/98 to Artist-in-Residence at Sweden's Radio P2. 2001/2002 she was the Concert Hall in Stockholm's representative in the international collaboration Rising Stars. She has been a soloist with most Swedish symphony orchestras as well as many Nordic and European. Cecilia Zilliacus has made a number of recordings, not least with Bengt Forsberg, as well as Grammis-rewarding recordings with the pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin and as a member of the string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen which in 2014 received the Interpretation Award from the Royal Academy of Music.
Cecilia is an associate professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a member of the Royal Music Academy. She has appeared many times in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently at the 2019 festival, "Tongivande kvinnor"..
Kati Raitinen, cello, studied in Helsinki at the Sibelius Academy with Martti Rousi and in Stockholm at Edsberg's music institute with Frans Helmerson. She has a soloist diploma from both. She started playing the cello at the age of nine and after six months of intensive studies was able to participate in the music school's orchestra. Since then, playing in an orchestra is one of her favorite occupations; she is the solo cellist with the Royal Opera in Stockholm. However she also enjoys chamber music. She is a member of the string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen, founded in 1999, which 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 and are the artistic directors for the chamber music series 'Äntligen måndag', (Finally Monday) in Grünewaldsalen in Stockholm's Concert Hall. In 2014 they received the Interpretation Award from the Royal Academy of Music. She has been a soloist with most of the orchestras in Sweden as well as playing at chamber music festivals around the world.
Kati has appeared at Allhelgonakyrkan often. Her most recent appearance was at the 2019 festival, "Tongivande kvinnor".
Bengt Forsberg, piano, has achieved a unique position in the musical life of Sweden as a pianist, chamber musician and accompanist, including a long collaboration with Anne Sofie von Otter. He has recorded many CDs, many of which have received international prizes such as Grammy and Gramaphone's Record of the Year. The last few years Bengt has recorded several CDs featuring woman composers. "Neglected works for piano" is one and together with Cecilia Zilliacus and Sabina Bisholt there have been several CDs with music by Amanda Maier.
Bengt is KVAH's artistic leader and has been responsible for chamber music in Allhelgonakyrkan for more than 30 years. His repertoire is unusually broad and planning discussions with KVAH's board take up both works by little known composers and little known works by well known composers. The result is wonderful concerts with many of Sweden's finest musicians.