Bengt Forsberg has been the artistic director for chamber music at Allhelgonakyrkan since 1988. He and his colleagues Tobias Ringborg and Natalia Goldmann celebrated this jubileum by playing music of five composers who have anniversaries during 2018.
Franz Berwald (1796–1868): Piano trio nr 3 in d-minor
Emil Sjögren (1853–1918): Poem for violin and piano in C
Claude Debussy (1862–1918): Sonata for cello and piano in d-minor
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Lili Boulanger (1893–1918): D’un matin de printemps, version for piano trio
Hubert Parry (1848–1918): Piano trio nr 1 in e-minor
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Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Flower aria from Carmen for piano trio, arrangement by Tobias Ringborg
Tobias Ringborg, violin
Natalia Goldmann, cello
Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
Tobias Ringborg, violin, enjoys a career as conductor, soloist and chamber musician. In 1994 when he won the Soloist Prize. That same year he graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He continued on with violin studies at the Juilliard School in New York.
As a violinist, Tobias Ringborg has appeared with all of Swede's symphony and chamber orchestras and has collaborated with conductors like Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Neeme Järvi, Okko Kamu, Sakari Oramo and Daniel Harding. He received the first prize in Concours
International de Musique de Chimay in Belgium and has had recitals and orchestra concerts across Europe and the United States.
He is an active advocate of Swedish music, and has recorded twenty-some recordings of chamber music and violin concertos by preferably Swedish composers.
In 2000 Tobias Ringborg began his career as a conductor when he won the Swedish Orchestra's Contest in Helsingborg, and has since performed with all Swedish orchestras, often in the dual role of soloist and conductor.
He has played often in Allhelgonakyrkan, most recently November 2009.
Natalia Goldmann, cello, studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm / Edsberg Music Institute for Prof. Torleif Thedeen then continued for Prof. Truls Dark in Oslo, where she also took her master's degree. Further studies were at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris" for Prof. Michel Strauss.
Natalia has participated in several master classes and has been awarded several scholarships, including "Anders Sandrews Foundation", "Sixten Gemséus Kulturstipendium" and "Scholarship of the Kurt Belfrages Memorial Fund".
Natalia is an active chamber musician and plays chamber music all over Europe. She has participated in several chamber music festivals including "Lycko Chamber Music Festival" and "Båstad Chamber Music Festival", and has played recitals and concerts in Sweden, Norway and France.
This is her first appearance in Allhelgonakyrkan.
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 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.