Göteborgs Konserthus The Soloist Prize 2022

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Concert length: 2 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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The Soloist Prize (Solistpriset) is a national competition for singers and instrumentalists, during which the general public gets to discover some of Sweden’s premiere young musicians.

In 2020, illustrious flautist Laura Michelin took home the prize. Who will be 2022’s winner? Grab the opportunity to witness a soloist who could soon be Sweden’s next major international star. The prize includes soloist contracts, tours of Sweden, recordings, broadcasts on Swedish radio and SEK 100 000.

This years finalists are Alva Holm (violin), Klara Andersson (piano) and Daniel Thorell (cello).

The concert is also streamed live at GSOplay >>

Programme

R Schumann Pianokonsert, a-moll, op 54 31 min

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor 27 min

Intermission 25 min

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 29 min

Mendelssohn Hensel Overture 9 min

Participants

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on gsoplay.se. The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.

Cathrine Winnes conductor

Klara Andersson piano

Alva Holm violin

Daniel Thorell cello

Emelie Sigelius host

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