Messiaen Theme and variations
Improvisations on a Purcell ground bass
Salut d’amour; Chanson de matin
Improvisations on a Purcell ground bass
Schön Rosmarin &
Liebeslied (Old Viennese Dances Nos.3 & 2)
embraces the world of contemporary music, collaborating with
composers such as Sven-David Sandström,
Albert Schnelzer, Anders Hillborg, Djuro Zivkovic, Leonardo
Coral, Andrea Tarrodi, Tobias Broström, Thomas
Sergey N. Evtushenko and Esaias Järnegard. In the coming
seasons he will be performing world
premières of concertos dedicated to him
in Europe, Asia, and North and South
America. Hugo also loves devising
concerts and events that combine music with the other arts,
notably dance and literature. He is
currently working with the English composer Bill Connor
on “An Improvised
This season’s highlights include concertos
by Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev,
Schnittke, Hartmann, Shchedrin, Piazzolla, Auerbach, Glass,
Lutoslawski, Takemitsu and world premieres of concertos by
Tobias Broström, Sergey N. Evtushenko and Albert Schnelzer in
venues including Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall,
Chicago Symphony Hall and Cadogan Hall (London).
season features tours in China and the USA with his own
string orchestra, tours in Sweden and China with Bach’s solo
partitas and sonatas,
and a series of
concerts at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Hugo
has a passion for chamber music and gives regular recitals in
prestigious halls across Europe and the Far
East, collaborating with artists
such as Anne-Sofie von Otter, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt,
Michael Collins, Torleif Thedéen, Leslie Howard, Staffan Scheja,
Michael Tsalka and Henrik Måwe. He is also regularly invited to
renowned music festivals such as The Baltic Sea Festival
(Sweden), Hermitage Music Festival (St Petersburg),
St-Denis-Festival (Paris), Cervantino (Mexico), Edinburgh
Festival (England), Gotland Chamber Music Festival (Sweden).
Hugo is the artistic director of his
own festival O/MODƏRNT at Ulrikdals Palace
Theatre Confidencen, Stockholm,
and a new festival in Kazan, Russia.
regularly gives masterclasses and seminars on violin teaching,
and lectures on music-related subjects all over the world. In
autumn 2008, he was invited to the post of guest violin teacher
and lecturer in music history at
a newly-started university in New York. At
the heart of Hugo’s teaching is the exploration of ways to apply
the physical and spiritual aspects of meditation
to the art of practising, playing and living
in music. He is currently working on a series of articles with
Simone Kotva which explore music-making and repetition
through the lens of various strands of Continental Philosophy.
began his violin studies in London before going to the
University of Toronto. He continued his studies with the Russian
violinists, Nina and Oleg
Balabina in Sweden, where he has now settled as a Swedish
many scholarships Hugo has won the international competitions
Giovani Talenti and Rovere d’Oro at San Bartolomeo al Mare,
Italy (2002), and the Mendelssohn Cup in Bari, Italy (2004). In
2007 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music
in the United Kingdom.
plays on a Giovanni
Battista Guadagnini from Milan, 1751.
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born in Sweden 1981, is considered one of the most prominent
Swedish pianists of his generation. He has studied with Prof.
Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki
and with Prof. Staffan Scheja at the Royal College of Music in
has performed in most of the European countries and in South
Africa and the USA. During Spring 2008 he made his debut recital
in Stockholm as well as a performance as a soloist with the
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Stockholm. Henrik is also seen
and heard frequently on TV, radio and other media.
As a soloist
Henrik has performed with a number of Swedish orchestras, for
example the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Stockholm,
Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta and others,
collaborating with conductors such as B Tommy Andersson, Hannu
Koivula, and Mats Rondin to mention a few.
He has also given
recitals at venues such as the Savigny le Temple and Moulin
d´Andé festivals in France, the Gotland Chamber Music Festival
and Mälar Music in Sweden, as well as some of the most important
recital halls in Sweden.
passionate chamber musician, he has collaborated with some of
the most established instrumentalists and singers of Sweden, for
example the world famous baritone Håkan Hagegård and many
Henrik has also
branched out to the field of jazz and improvisation, and has
worked with the famous bass player and composer Georg Riedel.
Henrik has also devoted whole recitals to improvisation,
including getting themes from the audience to improvise on.
Since 2008 Henrik
figures as chamber music coach at the “Lilla Akademien” in
Stockholm. There he also works as the assistant of Prof. Staffan
In 2008 Henrik
was awarded the largest and most important scholarship for young
musicians in Sweden, the “Rosenborg-Gehrmans” scholarship. Other
scholarships received over the years include the Royal Academy
of Music, Nordea Bank, and all of the important scholarships for
young musicians in Sweden.
Prizes won in
competitions include 3rd prize at the FLAME International Piano
Competition in Paris, 4th prize at the Val Tidone Competition in
Italy, 2nd prize at the Blüthner Nordic Piano Competition in
Malmö, as well as prizes in numerous other Swedish competitions.