Niklas Sivelöv
 pianist & composer

Newsletter 
June  2016

                   Summer Greetings!
              


We are very happy and proud to announce 
that in 2016  Niklas Sivelov will  celebrate 
25 years as a performing and recording Artist  
 since his debut in 1991,  where he was soloist in the 
2nd Concerto by Bartok together with
The  Philarmonic Orchestra in Stockholm!
 
 
 
During those 25 years Niklas has performed around 1000 Concerts over 4 continents, recorded 30 CDs, received several National and International Awards, been soloist in over 40 different Piano Concertos conducted by Gilbert, Salonen, Venzago, Berglund, Segerstam, Saraste a.o., composed 3 Piano Concertos, 2 Symphonies, 24 Preludes and other Chamber music and finally has been the Professor of many successful young musicians at RDAM in Copenhagen.
 
Highlights of 2016 are:
  • The new Radiohouse Katowice, Poland with the Silesian Stringquartet
  • Neubrandenburger Philarmonie, Germany. Stenhammar Concerto no. 2
  • China Tour: Guangzhou, KunMing, Beijing, Hangzhou,and Chongqing.
  • Philarmonic Orchestra in Stockholm/ Sakari Oramo. Mendelsohn Concerto no. 1
  • Artist in Resicence at Aaron Copland School of Music/Queens College, NYC- Scandinavian programme with music by Stenhammar, Nørgård (worldpremiere), Haglund, Sivelöv and Högberg
  • Vienna recital-The Scandinavian programme


 


NEW PROMO VIDEO
 
Multiple Award-winning pianist, Exclusive Hamburg Steinway Artist,
Composer and Professor at Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
Latest CD reviews:

Bach WTC on HVB Records
"I prefer this recording over the one by Angela  Hewitt"- Erik Wallrup 
OPUS
magazine

"Niklas Sivelöv finds the true playfullness of Bach"
  5 stars out of 5
Martin Nyström  Dagens Nyheter 

Sivelov Piano music on Toccata Classics

"A Delightful Recital"
Peter Burwasser Fanfare Magazine

"That there's plenty that's variegated, unpredictable, and indeed "ludic" (playful) about these "preludes" is clearly the composer's plan"

Bradley Lehman American Record Guide 

 
"There's a tangy bite to some of these preludes - a brusque little March theme, a loquacious cantilena, a barbaro that suggests Bartók, virtuosic panache, terse romanticism in miniature, the use of the forearms to play clusters in a misterioso
 mood, harmonic wanderings, atmospheric quasi-improvisatory passages, and even the introduction of a French Overture [No.20] that has the effect of a simila
r contextual moment in the Goldberg Variations. "

 Jonathan Woolf Music Web

"Exposé"- double album with Impros

"Playful Improvisations"

Mikael Bengtsson Norra Västerbotten

 

 

Niklas Sivelöv is a unique artist. Whether performing an intimate solo concert or a concerto with a large symphony orchestra, Mr. Sivelöv always keeps his audience spellbound, because when he enters the stage it is a matter of all or nothing.

 

Born in Sweden to Finnish/Russian ancestors, Niklas Sivelöv is gaining worldwide recognition through his many recordings and playing in halls worldwide, such as Carnegie Hall, Barbican Centre, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Tonhalle Zurich, E. Granados Hall in Spain, Atheneum in Bucharest, Stockholm Concert House.

 

Niklas has collaborated with many artists to include E-P Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kristjan Järvi, Paavo Berglund, Alan Gilbert, Thomas Dausgaard, Martin Fröst, Mark Peskanov, and many more.

Complete list 

 

"Art is created - life is lived - in the present, without a thought of tomorrow".

... this is how  Sivelöv expresses his artistic credo, which confirms that he is indeed a romantic artist. Robert Schumann and Aleksander Skriabin are among his favourite composers, both of whom challenge boundaries and are barefaced honest in their music. Both are romantics at the mercy of God. 

More.



3 new CD 
releases: 

Upcoming Recordings

"Sivelov Concertos for piano"on Naxos

 

VictorAvaiat/Malmö
Symphony Orchestra


 

"The Young Nørgård"

A whole CD with early piano music by the Danish Internationally acclaimed Composer Per Nørgård.

This CD from Dacapo Records
 features many Worldpremiere recordings

 

A CD with the great Russian Cellist Leonid Gorokhov

Music by Bach, Schumann, Poulenc and Schnittke



Upcoming Concerts

 

The Amalfi International Summer Festival in July

 

Recital with Leonid Gorokhov in Dorf DK in August

 


"The Renoir of the piano"
Nordjyske Stiftstidene, Denmark

"Yet here and in several other unusually quick readings, he let the top notes in each arpeggio ring out clearly to create a graceful, floating melody. And particularly in the fugues, he maintained a remarkable transparency of texture" 
  ~ Allan Kozinn,  New York Times
About Bach's Well-tempered Clavier
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