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The Malva String Quartet with Jonas Viklund, clarinet, performed classics by Haydn and Beethoven, and new music by contemporary composers.


Joseph Haydn (1731-1809) String quartet in G op. 77:1 > Allegro
Karin Rehnqvist (b. 1957) - Gåtan (The Riddle) for string quartet
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) - Souvenirs de voyage for clarinet quintet
-- Intermission --
Tebogo Monnakgotla (b. 1972) - Wooden bodies for string quartet - First performance
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - String quartet nr 4 in c-minor, op 18:4
-- Encore --
Shigeru Umebayashi (b. 1951) - Yumeji's theme, arr Gerhard Schiewe


Malva String Quartet
Jonas Viklund, clarinet

More information about the artists

Malvakvartetten Photo: Peter Lloyd

MalvaKvartetten's members are Linnea Hällqvist and Knapp Brita Pettersson, violin; Maria Jonsson, viola and Maja Molander, cello. For this evening concert Sabina Sandri Olsson, who regularly performs with the quartet, is substituting for Maja Molander.

The Malva Quartet was formed in 2008 at the University of Stage and Music in Gothenburg. In 2010, they were accepted for exchange studies at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hans Eisler' in Berlin as the first ensemble at the candidate level. In 2013 quartet was a finalist in the Young & Promising Competition of the Chamber Music Association.

The Malva Quartet likes to present music by young composers, music from different parts of the world and cultural spheres that usually are not the focus of art music. The quartet collaborates often with composers and other artists and has performed the first performances of at least twenty compositions. This year, Malva Quartet celebrates its 10th anniversary by performing no less than ten works written for them, including the evening's performance of Tebogo Monnakgotlas " Wooden bodies ".

The quartet regularly performs programs for children and has several times participated in our annual children's concert, which is part of the summer festivals, this year with the program "The Long Trip ". Their latest concert in Allhelgona church was in 2016.

Link to more information about the Malva Quartet

Jonas Viklund Photo: DalaSymfonietta

Jonas Viklund, clarinet, is the clarinet section leader in the Dala Symfonietta and previously held the same position in Wermland Opera's Orchestra. He is also a successful soloist and chamber musician. This is his first appearance in Allhelgona church.