Chamber music variations
- 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
Hugo Ticciati, violin, Marcus Hagemann, cello, Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
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."
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.
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.