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Beethoven chambermusic concert

Sunday 16th of August at 4:30-5:45 pm Stenhammarsalen, Concerthouse

Cellist Hampus Linderholm and Mats Jansson plays Beethoven cellosonata in A-major.

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Hampus Linderholm has studied undergraduate and soloist diplomas at music academies in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Cologne between the years 1997-2005. His main teacher was Frans Helmerson but he has also regularly studied for Mats

Rondin, Torleif Thedéen and Lynn Harrell. During master classes, Hampus has taken part in teaching some of the best teachers in the world, including William Pleeth, Ralph Kirchbaum, Heinrich Schiff and the conductor Seiji Ozawa.

Hampus has played at festivals and competitions in Europe, USA, New Zealand and participated on several occasions in Swedish Radio P2, SWR and SVT. He has several times been invited to chamber music festivals to participate as a soloist and chamber musician where Hampus has played in some of the largest concert halls in Europe and at highly regarded festivals such as Verbier (2002-2004), Schwetzinger Festspiele (2003), Polarpriset ( 2004), Seiji Ozawa Chamber Music Festival in Blonay (2005), Gotland Chamber Music Festival (2006).

Between the years 2007-2010, Hampus was artistic for the chamber music festival "Strängnäs Summermusic".

As a soloist, Hampus has several times played cello concerts by Saint-Saëns, Schumann, Dvorak, Elgar, Haydn, Martinu and Shostakovich with, among others, the Royal Philharmonic in Stockholm, GWO & SAMI. Hampus has worked as a freelance solo cellist in the Dalasinfoniettan, Norrlandsoperan, Camerata Nordica, Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2009, Hampus has been a permanent employee at the Gothenburg Opera as a voice leader and has taught at the music academies in Örebro, Gothenburg and Piteå. Since 2018-2020, Hampus has taught as a visiting university lecturer in cello playing at UIS in Stavanger, where he has been responsible for cellists at master's level.

Linderholm plays an Italian instrument purchased with the help of an exclusive sponsor contract from Sparbanken Rekarne in Strängnäs.
In 2014, Hampu's debut album "Nordic Cello Soul" was released. It was warmly received by international press worldwide.

In the spring of 2017, Hampus played as a soloist in Prokoviev's "Symfonia Concertante" under the direction of Henriks Schäfer with the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra on the big stage. During 2018-20, Hampus played most of Beethoven's sonatas with Mats Jansson and Hans-Petter Tagen. In the autumn of 2020, Hampus will play all of Beethoven's piano trios in Stavanger together with Ingerine Dahl and Milan Rabrenovic.


Mats Jansson pianist


Mats Jansson was born in Siljansnäs and came to Norrköping when he was two years old. During high school, he received his pianist training from Marianne Jacobs in Stockholm and Professor Robert Riefling in Oslo. After high school, he studied for Professor Hans Leygraf at the music academies in Hanover, Salzburg and Berlin. In addition to a soloist diploma from the Mozarteum and the Berlin Academy of Music, he has also completed a diploma in song interpretation at the Mozarteum. 


Since winning the Viotti International Pianist Competition in Vercelli, Italy in 1987, he has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and piano duo Pairs in Piano, with his wife pianist Yoriko Asahara, around Europe and in the United States and Japan. He has made several recordings on record and for radio and is the initiator and artistic director of the Norrköping Chamber Music Association and the festivals Music at the Museum in Leksand and Siljansnäs Chamber Music Festival. 


Mats Jansson has a very wide repertoire, whether it is solo works, chamber music or romances. 

He also has a genuine interest in contemporary music and in recent years has premiered music by Gunnar Valkare, Anders Flodin, Anna-Lena Laurin, Lars-Åke Franke-Blom, Peter Lindroth and Matti Borg and others._cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_


Mats Jansson teaches piano and chamber music at the Academy of Music at Örebro University, Senior Lecturer in Musical Design, as well as piano and novel interpretation at Vadstena Song and Piano Academy. He has also taught chamber music at the University of Stage and Music at the University of Gothenburg, interpretation at Tokyo College of Music and piano at the Hochschule der Musik in Karlsruhe.

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Yongmei Zhang-Gustafsson Violin
Yongmei started playing the violin with her father when she was three years old.  At the age of 12, she won first prize in the Beijing Music Competition for Young Talents.  This was followed by studies at the Beijing Conservatory of Music under Professor Peiyan Liu who worked in the Central Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra.  Then she continued her studies at the London College of Music under Professor Mayumi Fujikawa and graduated with a master's degree in 1995. She came to Sweden in 1996 to take up a position as conductor of Musica Vita.  Since 1997, she has served in the first violin part of the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra.  As a primary member of the Merintin Quartet, she regularly performs both classical and newly written music at festivals and concerts.  In addition to her making music, she is also an esteemed violin teacher.

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Michelle Xiaoying Wang started playing the piano when she was 5 years old.  she graduated her master's degree in piano production and teaching in China in 2008.
She studied orchestra piano program at HSM University and graduated the master's degree from the University of Gothenburg in 2018. Now she works as a piano teacher in a cultural school in the city of Trollhättan.  She also works as a freelance pianist.

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