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The Friends of Chamber Music at Allhelgonakyrkan joined the Gunnar and Judith de Frumerie's Scholarship Fund to celebrate 110 years since Gunnar de Frumerie's birth


Works by Gunnar de Frumerie (1908-1987)

Works and artists

Piano sonata nr 2
Martin Sturfält

Ingrid Tobiasson
, mezzo soprano, Jakob Högström, baritone,
Thomas Schuback, piano

Piano trio nr 2
Ylva Larsdotter
, violin, Amalie Stalheim, cello,
Bengt Forsberg, piano


Ingrid Tobiasson
, mezzo soprano, Jakob Högström, baritone,
Thomas Schuback, piano

Musica per nove
Ylva Larsdotter
, violin, Maria Winiarski, viola,
Amalie Stalheim, cello, Jesper Juhlin, double bass,
Siobhan Parker, oboe/English horn, Magnus Holmander, clarinet,
Bodil Kindlundh, bassoon, Martin Thorell, trumpet,
David Huang, piano

More information about the artists

Photo: Jan Lindblad Jr.

Martin Sturfält, piano, studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Guildhall School of Music in London. He is a frequent guest soloist with both Swedish and international symphony orchestras and is a devoted chamber musician. He has performed at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. His recording of works by Stenhammar for Hyperion Records has been especially praised by critics. Martin Sturfält has appeared several times in Allhelgonakyrkan latest in December, 2013.


Ingrid Tobiasson, mezzo soprano, joined the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1988 and has appeared there in a number of major roles such as Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal and Ortrud in Lohengrin, Klytämnestra in Strauss' Elektra, Eboli in Verdis Don Carlos, Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma, Carmen in Bizet's opera and in many other well-known operas. Ingrid Tobiasson has also appeared in other Swedish opera houses and abroad, including the operas in Brussels, Seville, Frankfurt and Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In concert, Ingrid Tobiasson has been a frequent visitor to the leading orchestras in Scandinavia and Finland, where she has sung many alto and mezzo parts from the Händel's Messias to Mahler's eighth symphony. She has recorded, among other things, Lidholm's Ett drömspel, Korngolds Die tote Stadt, Stenhammar's Tirfing, Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Wagner's Wesendoncklieder with the Royal Court Chapel and Sixten Ehrling. In 2000 Ingrid Tobiasson was appointed Hovsångerska. Ingrid Tobiasson has performed in Allhelgonakyrkan several times. She sang Gunnar de Frumerie's song cycle Aftonland 2008 and took part in the Brahms Festival 2009.

Photo: Ann-Charlotte-Sandelin

Jakob Högström, baritone, studied at Kulturama Stockholm, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. He has established himself as one of Sweden's most interesting and sought after lyrical baritones. He has performed roles like Papageno in the Troll Flute at Drottningsholms Stottsteater, Baines in William by B, Tommy Andersson at Vadstena Academy and Baron Zeta in Suzanne Ostens Merry Widow. He sang with the Swedish Radio Symphony in SVT's production of Lars-Erik Larsson's Förklädd Gud. In 2009, he debuted at Opera Comique in Paris as Narbanor in Zoroastre. Jakob Högström is often engaged in the sacred repertoire as in Händel's Messiah and the passions of Bach. At Malmö Opera, he has sung Figaro in The Wedding of Figaro, Dandini in Cenerentola and the Messenger in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in April 2017.


Thomas Schuback, piano, is a conductor, pianist and professor emeritus in interpretation at the Music College of Opera in Stockholm. As a recital pianist he has worked and toured with singers as Elisabeth Söderström, Barbara Bonney, Tatyana Troyanos, Håkan Hagegård, Gösta Winbergh, Kerstin Meyer, and he has recorded 30 CDs. He worked as a conductor for Hovkappelet at the Royal Opera in Stockholm 1975-1992, Professor of Musical Instrumentation at Stockholm Opera School 1992-2002 and guest professor at the same school 2002-2009. At the Drottningholm Theater he has been responsible for musical research and has conducted many operas there. Together with their baroque ensemble he has recorded Gustavian opera music for Musica Sveciae, where he has also been recorded as a pianist and chamber musician. His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in the 2002 festival with music of Robert Schumann.

Photo: Foppe Schut

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 at the 2017 festival.


Amalie Stalheim, cello, is in her last year at the Royal Music College's chamber music education at Edsberg Castle. She started playing cello when she was six years old in Bergen and has recently won the Soloist Prize, organized by the Royal Musical Academy. She will be the Swedish Radio P2's house artist for the next two years. Previously she won the Ljunggrenska competition and was awarded the Cello Prize of the Year, the Firmenich Prize at the Verbier Festival. She has so far performed in Scandinavia, Switzerland, Germany, China, Finland and Poland. This is her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.

Photo: Arto Tulima

Bengt Forsberg, piano, 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 altfiol with Ellen Nisbeth and together with Cecilia Zilliacus and Sabina Bisholt a CD with music by Amanda Maier.

Photo: Richard Frantzén

David Huang, piano, was the winner of the Soloist Prize 2014 and since has established himself among the country's most interesting and prominent young artists. As Swedish Radio P2's Artist in residence 2014-2016, David made several recordings and gave concerts for both radio and television. He appears as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras around Europe. In 2015 he and the Swedish violinist Daniel Migdal and Norwegian cellist Frida Fredrikke Waaler Waervågen started Trio LEK. 2016 he and four other music enthusiasts started Förstaparkett (First row), a new concept for chamber music concerts for a younger audience. His latest appearance at Allhelgonakyrkan was in December 2017.