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January 28 Romantic piano quintets

Artists

Nils-Erik Sparf and Ulf Forsberg, violin, Ellen Nisbeth, viola,
Andreas Brantelid, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano

Program

Chopin (1810-1849) - Three mazurkas for piano, op. 56
Ignaz Friedman (1882-1948) – Piano quintet in c-minor
... Intermission ...
Mendelssohn (1809-1847) - Songs without words, op. 38
Georges Catoire (1861-1926) - Piano quintet, op. 28

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nils-erik-sparf

Nils-Erik Sparf, violin and viola, 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 is currently concert master of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. He is active as a soloist and has made many CD-recordings. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy since 1992. He has appeared many times at Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in the 2016 festival, French Chamber Music.

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Ulf Forsberg, violin, has been a member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1985 and was the concertmaster during the 1990's. He helped found the Stockholm New Chamber Orchestra (SNYKO) in 1981 and was their first concertmaster. Since 1991 he is also a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has taken part in various chamber music projects, including recordings, with Anne-Sofie von Otter. Ulf Forsberg has appeared in Allhelgonakyrkan on many occasions.

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Ellen Nisbeth was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Norwegian Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, London. She has appeared as soloist with most of the Scandinavian orchestras and has won a number of awards, including the Royal Academy of Music's soloist prize in 2012, as the first violast ever. In 2013 she also won the Norwegian soloist prize. Ellen has taken part in many chamber music festivals and gives master classes often. Ellen's first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was in October 2015 with a program of English chamber music.

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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 played for the first time in Allhelgonakyrkan as a teenager. His latest appearance was in November 2015 with a program of the chamber music of Gabriel Fauré.

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 the 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."

February 10 Romantic Piano trios

Artists

Amus Kerstin Andersson, violin,
Mikael Sjögren, cello,
Stefan Lindgren, piano

Program

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - Piano trio in E-flat op 100, D 929
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Piano trio in B op 8
Encore: A Swedish folksong ”Se solen sjunker” arranged for piano trio

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Photo: Jan-Olav Wedin

Amus Kerstin Andersson, violin, is an alternate section leader in the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has over the years assumed many other leading positions in Swedish music scene: concertmaster of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
Amus Kerstin's breadth and versatility have resulted in a number of cross-over projects of semi-theatrical character. She has performed chamber music with, among others, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Bostrom and Roland Pöntinen. Alongside her own violin career she is in demand as a teacher and pedagogue. She works with individual pupils as well as with larger ensembles and workshops. This will be her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

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Photo: Konserthuset Stockholm

Mikael Sjögren, cello, has been a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1984 and alternate solo cellist since 1990. He has on several occasions appeared as soloist with the orchestra.
Alongside orchestral work, he is active as a chamber musician and performs regularly in the Concert Hall's chamber music series, Philharmonic in close-up and Soup Concerts. He is also active as a teacher in methodology at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Mikael Sjögren studied at the Royal College of Music for Ola Karlsson and Elemér Lavotha and took the soloist diploma in 1985. He also studied with William Pleeth in London. During the twenty years from 1987 he was a cellist in Lysell Quartet. This will be his first appearance at Allhelgonakykan.

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Photo: Konserthuset Stockholm

Stefan Lindgren, piano, studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Juilliard School of Music in New York. He is a frequent guest soloist with both Swedish and international symphony orchestras and is a devoted chamber musician. He has given concerts with most of the Swedish orchestras as well as playing piano recitals in Sweden, New York, London, Paris and Vienna. He was the Swedish Radio Symphony's pianist 1993-2001 and has been the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic pianist since 2007. Stefan is also a composer and his piano trio first public performance was in Allhelgonakyrkan in February 2009. His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in august November 2013.

March 18 - The Kreisler Story

Artists

Daniel Röhn, violin
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Program

Brahms (1833-1897) - Scherzo in c minor from the F.A.E. sonata
Beethoven (1770-1827) - Violin sonata nr 9 op 47 'Kreutzer'
Christian Sinding (1856-1941) - Suite ‘Im alten Stil’ for violin & piano op 10
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) - his own compositions plus arrangements for violin & piano

Variations over a theme by Corelli in Tartini's style
Gavotte en rondeau from J S Bach's Partita in E
Caprice nr 20 by Paganini
Tempo di Minuetto in Pugnani's style
La poupée valsante by Poldini
Grave in W F Bach's style
Tango by Albeniz
Caprice in a-minor by Wieniawski

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Daniel Röhn, violin, is the third generation in a family of outstanding violinists. His grandfather Erich Röhn was Furtwängler's concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and his father Andreas Röhn led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for almost 30 years. He began his studies at the Münich Hochschule for Music. He is a scholarship-holder in the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation and in the Stradivari Society of Chicago. In 2005 he was the Rising Stars representative for Stockholm's Concert Hall and since then he has performed at many of the top venues in both Europe and the US, Wigmore Hall, Laeiszhalle Hamburg och Carnegie Hall among others. His first two CD releases featuring Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and virtuoso 19th-century works for violin and piano earned him several international awards. His latest CD The Kreisler Story was released in August 2016.

Link to Daniel Röhn's website.

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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."

April 29 - Die schöne Magelone

Artists

Jakob Högström, baritone
Bengt Forsberg, piano

Program

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) - Romance in a-minor op 21:1 (dedicated to Johannes Brahms)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Pianosonat nr 17 d-moll op 31:2 "Spöksonaten"

Paus

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - "Die schöne Magelone" op 33, (song cycle after poems by Ludwig Tieck)

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Jakob Högström, Photo: Annika Falkuggla

Jakob Högström, baritone, studied at Kulturama. Royal Academy of Music in London and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. His roles have included Papageno in The Magic Flute at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, Baines in William by B Tommy Anderson at Vadstena Academy and Baron Zeta in Suzanne Osten's The Merry Widow. At the Malmö Opera he has sung several leading roles, including Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro. 2009 he made his debut at the Opera Comique in Paris as Narbanor in Zoroastre. Jakob is often engaged in the sacred repertoire as Handel's Messiah and the passions of Bach. This will be his first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

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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."

Addtional information about the song cycle Die schöne Magelone

Wilhelm Amanda Mozart

Program

Amanda Maier-Röntgen (1853-1894) - Violin sonata in b-minor
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867-1942) - four Songs
Återkomst - Mitt trollslott - Längtan heter min arvedel - Serenad
Amanda Maier-Röntgen - Six pieces for violin and piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Violin sonata in A, K. 305
Amanda Maier-Röntgen – Four songs
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Encore: Brahms - Op. 59:2 Auf dem see for violin & piano

Artists

Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, Sabina Bisholt, soprano,
Bengt Forsberg, piano

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Photo: Mia Marin

Cecilia Zilliacus is one of Sweden's most accomplished violinists, working across the Nordic countries and Europe. Her versatile repertoire of solo and chamber music works has led her to cooperate with a vast number of composers and orchestras. Her interest in newly written pieces and contemporary music has generated several compositions written specifically for her.
After graduation from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Cologne, Cecilia won the Solo Prize in 1997 and was Artist-in-Residence at Sveriges Radios P2. In 2001/2002 she was the Concert Hall in Stockholm's representative in the international collaboration Rising Stars. She is a lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a member of the Swedish Royal Musical Academy. She is furthermore a driving force in the multi-award-winning ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen and since 2015 the artistic director of the Katrina chamber music festival in Åland.
Cecilia is a frequent guest in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in the 2016 festival, "French chamber music".

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Photo: Jessica Knecht

Värmland soprano Sabina Bisholt graduated from the University College of Opera (Operahögskolan) in Stockholm, Sweden 2016. Her graduation assignment was to sing Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Malmö Opera. She completed her internship by performing the roles of the Dog and the Grasshopper in Janáceks The Cunning Little Vixen with Norrlands Opera.
Sabina is a frequent soprano soloist in concerts and her repertiore include Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Lars-Erik Larsson's God in Disguise (Förklädd gud) and Joakim Andersson's St John Passion and his Södergran suite which he composed and dedicated to Sabina.
Sabina was awarded the Christina Nilsson Scholarship of 2016 and the Hans Dahlborg musikscholarship. She also received scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2015 and 2016,
This is Sabina's first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

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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."

Photos from the concert

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Cecilia & Bengt, © Lars-Ingmar Karlsson
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Sabina, © Lars-Ingmar Karlsson

Bach and Mendelssohn

Introduction

  • Birgitta Huldt gave an introduction in Swedish about the connections between Bach and Mendelssohn

Concert nr 1: Thursday

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C, BWV 941 and
    Prelude in c-minor, BWV 934 or 999
  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Song for piano in A-flat, op.6
  • JS Bach: Sonata in E for violin and keyboard, BWV 1016
  • JS Bach: Brandenburg concerto nr.4 in G, BWV 1049
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String quintet nr.2 in B, op.87

Concert nr 2: Friday

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C, BWV 925 or 936
  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Song in E flat, op.5:3
  • JS Bach: Partita for solo violin in d-minor, BWV 1004
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses in d-minor for piano op.54
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Piano trio nr 2 in c-minor op.66

Concert nr 3: Friday at 9 PM

  • J.S. Bach: Goldbergvariationerna BWV 988 (arrangement for string trio by Dmitrij Sitkovetsky)

Concert nr 4: Saturday

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in D, BWV 925 or 936
  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Pastorella in A
  • Johann Sebastian Bach:
    • Violin concerto in a-minor, BWV 1041
    • Keyboard concerto in f-minor, BWV 1056
    • Violinkonsert in E, BWV 1042
    • Keyboard concerto in d-minor, BWV 1052
    • Concerto for 2 keyboards in c-minor, BWV 1060
    • Concerto for 2 violins in d-minor, BWV 1043

Concert nr 5: Sunday

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in c-minor, BWV 934 or 999
  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Song for piano in B, op.5:1
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and fugue in e-sharp-minor, BWV 853
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Prelude and fugue in E, op.35:2
  • Fanny Mendelssohn: Allegretto, Allegro and Allegretto for 4-handed piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String octet in E flat op. 20

Artists

Nils-Erik Sparf, Jannica Gustafsson, Ylva Larsdotter, Tale Olsson, violin,
Ylvali Zilliacus, viola, Jakob Koranyi, cello,
ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen, string trio,
Per Gross and Katarina Widell, recorder,
Anders Kilström + artistic director Bengt Forsberg, piano

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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.

Jannica Gustafsson, violin, was born in Helsinki and studied violin and chamber music in Finland (Sibelius Academy), Stockholm (Edsberg) and in Cologne, Germany. She has worked since then as concert master in several Swedish and Nordic orchestras and has toured Internationally with chamber music ensembles. Jannica was alternating concert master in the Radio Symphony orchestra between 1996 and 2010 and has been the first concert master in the Stockholm Royal Opera since then. Her latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was the 2014 festival, Beethoven and Russian composers.

Ylva Larsdotter, violin, studied for Sten-Johan Sunding, Ulf Wallin at Edsberg / Kungl. Musikhogskolan and Helge Slaatto at the music conservatory in Münster. At the age of 7 she had her first solo performance with Sandviken Symphony Orchestra and has since performed with several Swedish orchestras, including the Dalasinfonietta, the Sandvik Symphony Orchestra and Uddevalla Chamber Orchestra.
Ylva is a member of the Swedish chamber soloists (Svenska kammarsolister) and is a regular guest at European festivals such as the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, Fête Musicale de la Forêt and Copenhagen Late Summer festival as well as several Swedish festivals. She regularly plays with pianist Anna Christenson and has performed with among others Philippe Graffin, Pekka Kuusisto, Torleif Thedeen and Bengt Forsberg.

Tale Olsson, violin, studied in Stockholm and Copenhagen. She was a founder and the premiere in the Talekvartetten for 15 years then became concert master for the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra for eight years. She has taught violin and chamber music at the Music Academy in Stockholm since 2002 and since 2011 is concert master for the Stockholm Opera orchestra. She has performed in Allhelgonakyrkan a number of times, the latest at the festival in 2011.

Ylvali Zilliacus, viola, studied in London and Berlin. After she, Nadia Wijzenbeek and Marie Macleod founded the Lendvai String Trio in 2004 they studied for David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Drama in London. Since their debut at Wigmore Hall, they have performed concerts in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Kings Place and Purcell Room in London and Musical in Stockholm.
Ylvali was the viola section leader in the English Concert (2003-2007) then 2009-2013 in Musica Vitae in Växjö, with whom she often appeared as a soloist in Sweden as well as on a tour abroad. Since 2011, Ylvali regularly plays in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and since 2015 also at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. Her latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was 2011.

Jakob Koranyi, cello, has toured Europe extensively performing in recital as well as a soloist in Vienna, Cologne, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm and Luxembourg to name a few. He was a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization in 11/12. His latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was April 2013.

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 September 2016.
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.

Per Gross, recorder, studied with Dan Laurin at the Academy of Music southern Denmark (DK), obtaining a Musiker/Performer Diplomexamen (Masters degree in music/performance) in 2004 and underwent further studies at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (SE) with Clas Pehrsson, resulting in a Soloist Diploma 2009. In May 2010 Per won the major competition the Swedish Soloist Prize. In October the same year this was followed by first (1st) prize, Governor of Osaka Award as well as Chairman of the Jury Award in Osaka International Music Competition (Osaka IMC), Japan. 2011 meant tours and concerts in Scandinavia as well as an invitation to perform for His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his international guests at Gripsholm castle during Royal Colloquium 2011. He has performed as soloist with Gävle symphony orchestra, the Nordic chamber orchestra and Gothenburg symphony orchestra. This is his first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

Katarina Widell , recorder, studied with Dan Laurin and Clas Pehrsson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where she graduated in 2007. Since then she has performed as a soloist with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta and The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. She has performed several times on Swedish National Television, Swedish Radio and at festivals in Europe, Japan and the USA. Her ensemble, Woopeckers Recorder Quartet, formed in 2004, has through out the years been performing their children's program "Bevinget Bach" for thousands of school children in Norway, Ireland and Sweden. This is her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

Anders Kilström , piano, performs both as a soloist and chamber musician. He has toured world-wide performing as a soloist with conductors like Alan Gilbert, Neeme Järvi, Franz Welser-Möst and others. In Anders' career there is a lot of space for newly composed music, he is a member of KammarensembleN since 1989, but he is also a prominent classical interpreter. Anders performs regularly with many of our leading musicians and has toured with international greats such as Bryn Terfel and Barbara Hendricks.
Anders studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and is now a professor there. His latest appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan was at the 2007 festival.

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."

2017-09-01

Program

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - Trio for flute, cello & piano in D,
Hob XV:16
Mogens Winkel Holm ( 1936–1999) - Transitions II for flute, cello
& piano
Otto Mortensen (1907–1986) - Quatour concertant for flute, violin,
cello & piano
Joseph Haydn - Trio for violin, cello & piano in A, Hob. XV: 9
Herman Koppel (1908-1998) - Capriccio for flute & piano
and - Suite for flute, violin, cello & piano in three movements op. 28

Artists

Janne Thomsen, flute, Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, Andreas Brantelid, cello and Bengt Forsberg, piano

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janne-thomsen

Janne Thomsen, flute, began her studies in Denmark and then continued in London at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Conservatory of Paris. In addition to solo performances with many orchestras, she has worked closely with many composers and instrumentalists, including Maxim Vengerov, Gidon Kremer, Janine Jansen and many others. From 2004-2007, Janne Thomsen taught at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and since 2008-2010 at Hochschule für Musik in Lucerne. She is the founder and artistic director of the Holstebro International Music Festival – „Klassiske Dage" - in her native Denmark, a festival which has received the highest critical acclaim since its start in 2005 and was awarded the 2011 Cultural Prize as well as the Lions Prize 2011. This will be her first appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan.

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Nils-Erik Sparf, violin and viola, 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 is currently concert master of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. He is active as a soloist and has made many CD-recordings. He has been a member of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy since 1992. He has appeared many times at Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in the 2016 festival, French Chamber Music.

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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 played for the first time in Allhelgonakyrkan as a teenager. His latest appearance was in November 2015 with a program of the chamber music of Gabriel Fauré.

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 the 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."

2017-10-14

Program

  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) - Tema con variazioni for violin & piano
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Cello sonata nr 1 in e-minor
  • Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) - Piano trio nr 2 in e-minor

Artists

Hugo Ticciati, violin, Marcus Hagemann, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano

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Hugo Ticciati

Violinist Hugo Ticciati was born in Britain and is the elder brother of the conductor Robin Ticciati. He started his violin training in London, continued in Toronto and then in Sweden, where he is now resides. He appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and in Queen Elisabeth Hall in London at the age of 12 and has since had a successful career and played with many orchestras in Europe, the United States and Asia. He has also won a number of prizes at International competitions.
Hugo has performed at a variety of festivals and has also started his own festival, O/MODERNT, which is active at both Nybrokajen and Confidencen, Ulriksdal Palace. Besides the festival, Hugo Ticciati also leads the O/MODERNT Chamber Orchestra and the O/MODERNT String Quartet. He enjoys playing chamber music and has collaborated with musicians like Anne Sofie von Otter, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt, Olli Mustonen, Evelyn Glennie, Torleif Thedéen, Philippe Graffin, Christian Poltéra and others. Hugo has an almost unique broad intellectual perspective about music and he strives to find and introduce philosophical, literary, spiritual and not least meditative aspects of the music. This applies to older music but also to many contemporary composers and Hugo Ticciati has worked with composers such as Sven-David Sandström, Albert Schnelzer, Anders Hillborg, Andrea Tarrodi, Tobias Broström, Thomas Jennefelt, Peteris Vasks, Judith Weir etc.
In addition to his concert career, Hugo is also an educator. He provides Masterclasses and seminars and also in this role, Hugo strives to expand the perspective and bring in spiritual dimensions to the violin game. Hugo Ticciati wants to see "O/MODERNT as an alternative way of living through art, music, silence - everything. O/MODERNT is a philosophy of life."

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Marcus Hagemann

Cellist Marcus Hagemann was born in Donaueschingen, Germany, and studied for the La Salle Quartet in the United States and William Pleeth in London. He has won several music competitions and has also been awarded the Konstanz Culture Prize and the Bayreuth Festival scholarship.
Marcus Hagemann has collaborated with cellists Heinrich Schiff, Siegfried Palm, Frans Helmersson and Wolfgang Boettcher and also collaborated with many other outstanding musicians such as Eduard Brunner, Giora Feidman, Dimitri Ashkenazy and others. He was one of the founders of the Tali Quartet in 1995 (connected with the Talis Festival in Switzerland) and in 2000 he became a member of Chamber Orchestra Trioskop. He has hosted concerts in many different concert halls in Europe, the United States and South America and also made a large number of radio, TV and CD recordings.

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Bengt Forsberg Foto: Arto Tulima

Bengt Forsberg, piano, is one of Sweden's premier pianists. He has been the artistic director for chamber music activities in Allhelgonakyrkan for almost 30 years. Among his regular partners are mezzosoprano Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and violinists Cecilia Zilliacus and Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist, Bengt has performed with, among others, Stockholm's Royal Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. He has also given solo recitals in London's famous Wigmore Hall, among many others. Bengt is also an adjunct professor in piano play at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Bengt has released a large number of CDs, many 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 such as "Neglected works for piano" with solo piano works by female composers, works for violin and piano by Carl Nielsen together with Cecilia Ziiliacus, works for cello and piano by Gabriel Fauré with Andreas Brantelid and English music for viola with Ellen Nisbeth.

2017-11-11

Program

Svante Henryson (f 1963) - Song cycle based on ‘Frånvarons speglar’,
poems by Faraj Bayrakdar

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Herbst, D. 945
  • Der Lindenbaum, nr 5 < Winterreise op.89, D.911
  • Der Wanderer op. 4:1, D.489 (prev D. 493)
  • Fantasi in C for piano (Wandererfantasin) op.15, D.760

Artists

Ivonne Fuchs, mezzo-soprano, Anna Christensson, piano

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Ivonne Fuchs, mezzo soprano, has performed both the role of Amastre and that of Xerxes in Händel's Xerxes at Artipelag under the direction of Jean-Christophe Spinosi. In the summer of 2015, Ivonne again played Amastre at the Versailles Opera and in the spring of 2016 she participated in a series of concerts in Barcelona and Moscow with the same role, along with Ensemble Matheus. She has performed as a soloist with conductors like Frans Brüggen, Helmuth Rilling and Tonu Kaljuste. As a romance singer, she regularly collaborates with the pianist Anna Christensson and has performed at chamber music festivals such as Båstad, Music at Siljan and here at Allhelgonakyrkan in the festival 2013.
Link to Ivonne's home page

Anna Christensson , piano, has appeared as a soloist with many Swedish orchestras in concerts by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Franck, Schumann and Gershwin, for example with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. She has performed at most major chamber music festivals in Sweden and has also participated in the Messiaen08 festival in Stockholm Concert Hall, the Piano Festival in Brescia, Italy, and the chamber music biennial "Young and Promising" in Västerås 2007. She is also a member of Curious Chamber Players, an ensemble for contemporary chamber music. Among her recordings is a CD of Henning Mankell's and Gösta Nystroem's piano concerts and a double-cd with piano music by Henning Mankell.
Anna Christensson has previously appeared in Allhelgonakyrkan during the 2010 festival in music by Robert and Clara Schumann and the festival of 2016 with French music.
Link to Anna's home page

Faraj Bayrakdar was born in the village Tir near Homs in central Syria. He debuted in 1979 in his home country, where he published two poems, You are not alone (Beirut, 1979), and Golsorkhi (1981), before being arrested in 1987 by the Syrian intelligence service. He was kept isolated and subjected to torture for 14 years. After a major international campaign, he was released in 2000.
Bayrakdar was the winner of the 1998 Hellman Hammer Award, 1999 International PEN Award from PEN American Center West, and 2004 Free Word Award from Novib, in the Netherlands. Bayrakdar received the Swedish Tuchol fare in 2007. He has lived in Sweden since 2005.

2017-11-18 - Children's program in Swedish

Program

How do you bake a Vienna Waltz cake? What does a baby violin sound like?

Favorites from Astrid Lindgren's tales are combined with classical music pearls and the children participate with song, dance and movement.

Medverkande

Lönnebergakvartatten
Malin-My Wall & Nora Roll, violin, Hanna Wiklund, viola and Magdalena Mårding, cello

Note! Katarina Församlingssal, Högbergsgatan 15A

Free entrance

2017-12-30

Program

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) - Impromptu for piano in C
& Cortège burlesque for piano four hands
Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) - "Pièce en forme de Aria et Bergerie" for piano four hands
Amanda Maier-Röntgen (1853-1894) - "Nachmittags-Potpourri" for
piano four hands & "Allt under himmelens fäste" for cello & piano
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1828-2016) - Sonata for solo cello
Frans Schubert (1797- 1828) - Military marches for piano four hands op.51
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Cello sonata in A op.69

Artists

Kati Raitinen, cello
David Huang and Bengt Forsberg, piano

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kati-raitinen
Photo: Pressbild

Kati Raitinen, cello, is alternating principal cellist with the Stockholm Royal Opera and active chamber music musician. She has been the guest principal cellist of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the opera house in Brussels. She is also a member of the string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen. Kati is a frequent guest in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently in the 2017 festival, "Bach and Mendelssohn".

Link to string trio ZPR's home page

david-huang
Photo: Richard Frantzén

David Huang, piano, was the winner of the Soloist Prize 2014 and has established himself among the country's most interesting and prominent young artists. As Swedish Radio P2's Artist in residence 2014-2016, David made several recordings and gave concerts for both radio and television. He appears as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras around Europe. In 2015 he and the Swedish violinist Daniel Migdal and Norwegian cellist Frida Fredrikke Waaler Waervågen started Trio LEK. In 2016 he and four other music enthusiasts started Förstaparkett (First row), a new concept for chamber music concerts for a younger audience. This is his first appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan.

Link to David Huang's home page.

bengt-forsberg
Photo: Arto Tulima

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.