The concert was full of contrasts - before the break we heard baroque and romantic music for violin and piano and after music from the 1900's and 2000' for clarinet and accordion, an unusual combination for chamber music.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) - Violin sonata
Alice Tegnér (1864-1943) - Violin sonata in a-minor > Andante
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) - Violin sonata
Ylva Larsdotter, violin, Peter Friis Johansson, piano
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992) - Café 1930
Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006) - Sonatina
Johann Sebastian Bach - French suite nr 3 in b-minor arranged for accordion > courante-menuett - sarabande - gigue
Pedro Iturralde (f. 1929) - Suite Hellénique
Vjatcheslav Semionov (b. 1946) - Bulgariian suite > Sevdana
Magnus Holmander, clarinet, Irina Serotyuk, accordion
More information about the artists
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.
Her latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in February 2018.
Peter Friis Johansson, piano, is one of the most versatile and interesting pianists of the young generation. He has appeared on some of the most prestigious scenes, for example, Musikverein in Vienna and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As Sweden's Radio P2 artist in residence 2009–2010, he became a recurring and acclaimed soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berwaldhallen.
Peter has won awards in all Swedish competitions, also distinguished himself in most international competitions, including Nordic Piano Competition 2008 and 2010, Nordic Pianist Competition 2010 and Scottish International Piano Competition 2010. In 2014 he won first prize and gold medal at the International Piano-e-Competition in Fairbanks , Alaska. He also won the competition's special Schubert prize.
His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was the festival 2008, "3 X Franz!".
Magnus Holmander, clarinet and Irina Serotyuk, accordion formed their duo in 2015 when during their first year of the master's program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Their repertoire extends from the Baroque to Contemporary music and they strive to bring out more chamber music written originally for accordion and clarinet. The duo was awarded the first prize in the Young & Promising Competition 2017. This is their first appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan.
Magnus Holmander started playing the clarinet in music school when he was 10 years old. After that, he has completed a master's degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm studying for Herman Stefánsson and Emil Jonason. Between 2013-2016 he has participated as a clarinet player, dancer and magician in Martin Fröst's production "Dollhouse and Genesis". He has a passion for newly written music and works closely with composers such as Rolf Martinsson and Anders Hillborg. Magnus was the first winner of a new competition for brass musicians and has been chosen as one of next season's Rising Stars tour organized by the European Concert Hall Organisation.
Irina Serotyuk was born in western Ukraine where she also grown up. At the age of 7, she began playing chords. She has a solid education and most recently completed a Master's degree at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She is the winner of more than 30 national and international competitions in Europe and appears as a soloist with chamber and symphony orchestras.