Cecilia Zilliacus and our artistic director Bengt Forsberg presented several works for violin and piano.
Johann Helmich Roman (1694-1758) - Assaggio for solo violin
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - Pavane for a dead princess for piano
Ruth Almén (1870-1945) - Violin sonata in a-minor
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) - Violin Sonata nr 10 in G, Op. 96
Arvo Pärt (b 1935) - Fratres
Cecilia Zilliacus, violin and Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
Cecilia Zilliacus is one of Sweden's leading violinists. She has been a soloist with most of Sweden's orchestras as well as many Nordic and European. Her career began in 1997 with the victory of the prestigious competition of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Solist Award.
Cecilia Zilliacus has made a series of recordings, several of which have been rewarded with a Grammis, including for recordings with pianist Bengt-Åke Lundin and recordings together with the string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen. She has appeared frequently at Allhelgonakyrkan.
Link to Cecilia's home page
Bengt Forsberg 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 chambe music series at Allhelgonakyrkan for over 30 years.