Recently discovered Swedish classic and leading Nordic composers meet Schumann's masterpiece
Joachim Eggert (1779—1813): Piano quartet in g-minor
Elfrida Andrée (1841—1929): Piano quartet in a-minor
Kaija Saariaho (b 1952): First movement Calmo, meditato
from her string trio Clouds
Robert Schumann (1810—1856): Piano quartet in E-flat
Piano quartet Gustav4
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin,
Emma Nyman, viola,
Johannes Rostamo, cello,
Emil Holmström, piano
More information about the artists
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin, plays in a variety of ensembles and collectives and visits frequently as leader of orchestras. Performing music of our time as well as collaborating with composers is one of her biggest interests. She finds it a musician's duty and a privilege.
As a quite natural part of the profession, Eriikka loves setting her violin up with raw gut strings and finding sounds and colors that are no longer available to listeners of modern-day instruments. This is her first appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan.
Emma Nyman, viola, is a versatile musician who has played with many of Sweden's leading orchestras and as a baroque violinist in the Orfeus Baroque Ensemble, GS0 Baroque and the Italian ensemble Spira Mirabilis. She is educated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Czech Republic and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. She is also an active chamber musician and was 2018 section leader for the viola at the Norrlands Opera. She currently lives part-time in Barcelona, where she studies in the Master's Program in Early Music for one of the world's leading Baroque violinists, Manfredo Kraemer. Her latest appearance in Allhelgonakykan was in 2015,
Johannes Rostamo has served as solo cellist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008. In addition he also performs as a guest solo cellist in orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Bern. He is a regular guest at numerous major festivals in Europe and in recent years, he has debuted on prestigious stages such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
Rostamo is one of the initiators of the Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble, as well as a member of the Finnish Jousia Ensemble. His interest in baroque music also led to the foundation of the orchestra's own period ensemble, the Orpheus Baroque Ensemble. He was trained in Helsinki, Stockholm (Edsberg Institute of Music), Oslo and the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA). His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in 2009.
Emil Holmström, piano, has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble keyboard player throughout Europe, the Americas, Japan, and Australia. He appears frequently at Finnish music festivals and concert series and has been a featured soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra, and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. An ardent champion of new music, Holmström is a member the Finnish groups defunensemble, the Uusinta Ensemble, and the Tristero Piano Trio, and is a regular guest with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. He has worked as a recording artist for Alba Records and the Finnish Broadcasting Company, and made numerous world premiere recordings. He runs the Ristiveto Collective, which specializes in performing late 19th-century music on period instruments.