Evening Concerts

Drottningholms Baroque Ensemble

Performing Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” on Thursday 13th of April.

Drottningholms Baroque Ensemble was formed by violist Lars Brolin in 1971. The six original musicians set themselves the goal of playing 17th- and 18th-century music on time-honored instruments. Today, the number of members has grown and you can at most present an orchestra with both strings, brass, percussion and drums. Concertmaster for the ensemble is the violinist Nils-Erik Sparf, who is also primary in the Uppsala Chamber Soloists, and Stefan Lindvall who is a freelance musician based in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Mats Zetterqvist

Performing Bach ”Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 in D minor” on Friday 14th of April.

Mats Zetterqvist has been principal second violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2009.
Zetterqvist has apart from playing soloist with all the leading orchestras of Sweden, as well as being the leader of the Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 1994 (amongst other things) also appeared as a conductor in recent years with various chamber and symphony orchestras. He is also a Professor of Chamber Music.

Zetterqvist will besides Friday evening be performing in the piano trio on Saturday the 15th of April.

Isabella Lövin

Friday 14th of April, Lövin will talk about her book ”the ocean feeling”.

After the concert by Zetterqvist Lövin will talk about her newly released book ”the ocean feeling” (Oceankänslan). After more than a decade at the highest political level, Isabella Lövin left her posts in February 2021. The Ocean feeling is her portrayal of the times in politics and the challenges we face.
Isabella Lövin is a former spokeswoman for the Green Party (Miljöpartiet), member of the European Parliament, minister for aid, minister for the environment and climate and deputy prime minister.

Simon Crawford Phillips

Performing P.Tchaikovsky on Saturday 15th of April.

Simon is a multi-festival director, renowned pianist, creative programmer with a passion for championing contemporary repertoire, and a chamber musician who regularly collaborates with artists such as Daniel Hope and Lawrence Power in repertoire from Haydn and Schumann to Adès, Byström, Dean and Reich. His own ensembles include The Kungsbacka Piano Trio, and Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble (resident artists at Stockholm Konserthus).
“The conductor Simon Crawford-Phillips proved to be an enthralling figure both as a musician and a stage persona… energetic, fast, constantly and thrillingly on the front foot.” (Västmanlands Tidning).

Jakob Koranyi

Performing P.Tchaikovsky on Saturday 15th of April.

Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi has firmly established himself on the classical music scene as one of Europe’s most interesting soloists. Acclaimed for his commanding virtuosity, delicate sound and passion for diverse and innovative programmes, he has toured the world extensively, performing in recital as well as a soloist in Vienna, Cologne, New York, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm and Hong Kong to name a few. 
He is also one of the two founding members of Järna Festival Academy which is a Swedish chamber music festival that takes place in Kulturhuset i Ytterjärna every summer.

Björn Kjellman

Reading aloud from the novel ”About time and water” on Saturday 15th of April.

Björn Kjellman is a Swedish actor and singer. Kjellman was educated at the Theater School in Malmö, where he was in the same class as, among others, Rikard Wolff and Gerhard Hoberstorfer. He made his stage debut in 1986 at the Stockholm City Theater in the play Affären Danton. He has played several leading roles in popular Swedish films, such as ”Adam & Eva”, critics’ and viewers’ praised ”Vägen ut” and the comedy ”Klassfesten”, amongst others. 

He has also performed in the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden in 2006 with the ballad ”Älskar du livet”. 

He has won several awards including the Swedish ”Guldbagge” for his movie role as Reine in the movie Vägen ut.