Niklas Sivelöv
 pianist & composer

Newsletter 
December  2015

      Season´s Greetings and Happy New Year!
              


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
  • Vienna recital with Beethoven, Stenhammar and Liszt


 


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

"a pianist of utmost sensational quality"

 

Geneve (Prokofiev 3): "Niklas Sivelov est un pianiste dont l'intelligence sait explorer toutes les ressources de son instrument...et avec un virtuosité pe ́tillante."

 

Tivoli, Copenhagen: "With an intense brilliance, a finely controlled touch, exquisitely formed detail and an impeccable sense of style"

 

Zurich Tonhalle: "Kompromissloser gestalter" Neue Zurcher Zeitung"

 

 

 

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: 

New Commissions!

A new Piano concerto for the MDR Orchestra in Leipzig conducted by Kristjan Järvi in 2017


 

A triple concerto for the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in 2018



 


"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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