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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

More information about the artists

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."