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Ha-Young Sul

Family performance & Festival concert

Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 12 & kl. 15

Since Ha-Young at 7- year age won

1st prize in the 49th International Steinway Piano Competition in Hamburg began her career as a concert pianist. She also won several awards in Sweden and abroad and had her debut with Trelleborgs concert association orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra with Haydn's piano concerto in D major at the age of 10._cc781905-5cdeb-3194 -bd_394_


She has studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen, the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Conservatorie de Genève, Switzerland and participated in several master classes with established educators and pianists._cc781905-5bde 136bad5cf58d_She continues her knowledge which has been characterized by the masters Dominique Merlet, Christopher Elton and José Ribera and others. 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

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Photographer: John Hagby

Kungsbacka Piano Trio

Chamber music concert

Gothenburg Opera

10  august kl. 13:30

Kungsbacka Piano Trio, which was formed in 1997, has gained recognition as one of the most prominent ensembles of its generation and has made a flourishing international career. Since winning the first prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the trio has performed at leading festivals and in the most important concert halls in Europe and at many other venues around the world. In 2003, they participated in the concert series Rising Stars and debuted in New York, Amsterdam, Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels and Athens.

In recent years, Kungsbacka Piano Trio has regularly returned to Wigmore Hall and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and given concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht, Oslo Kammermusikk Festival, Schleswig-Holstein festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele and Berliner Philharmonie. In addition to countless tours in Europe, they have also toured in South America, Australia and on New Zealand and given concerts in Canada and the USA. During the 13/14 season, they performed all of Beethoven's piano trios at Wigmore Hall. The trio returns to Sweden regularly and taught from 2001 for a 10-year period at the Gothenburg Academy of Music. They have also arranged summer courses in collaboration with the Falun Music Conservatory. The trio gave their first ever concert in Kungsbacka, hence the name. There and in Varberg they also arrange an annual festival 'Change', now in sit 19 years.

Astrid Pernille Hartmann

 Claras Musiksalong

Stora Teatern

August 7 at 18


Music and Poetry

Music and Literature



8, 9 August at 13 &  14

Astrid Pernille Hartmann, musicologist and cultural journalist, has been chairman of KVAST - Female accumulation of Swedish composers since 2016. She co-founded the association Evterpe, Sweden's first association for women in music, which, among other things, organized a number of concerts in Gothenburg. In the same year she also started the magazine Evterpe. In the 70/80 / 90s she worked as a freelance writer,  bokhandlare, singer and editor of the Oslo Philharmonic's music magazine. 1994-2019 employed as program editor at the Gothenburg Opera. Editor of the newly published book, the collection of essays entitled The nature of opera, a book in four elements (Gothenburg Opera 2019).

Photographer:  Camilla Simonson

Lena Haselmann

Claras Musiksalong

Stora Teatern

August 7 at 18

The German-Norwegian mezzo-soprano Lena Haselmann is internationally active with engagements at the Staatsoper Berlin, Göteborgsoperan, Teatro Communale Bologna, Danmarks Nationalopera and Schwetzinger Festspielen, and from autumn 2019 Professor of singing pedagogy at the University of applied sciences Osnabrück.


In addition to his classical repertoire, Haselmann has developed the repertoire of contemporary music, including a number of premieres, such as Salvatore Sciarrino's TI VEDO, TI SENTO, MI PERDO at La Scala in Milan. As a concert singer, she has, among other things, performed at the Ravinia Festival Chicago as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach. Furthermore, Haselmann has sung the album "Rastløse sanger" "with songs by Norwegian female tonsaettare. Another record is   »Durchlöcherte Tradition«, with chamber music banned during the 20th century.


Lena Haselmann has studied music at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim and Bachakademie in Stuttgart, first violin and piano followed by singing studies and a number of masterclasses in singing. She has also received a doctorate in music history with the dissertation “Agathe Backer Grøndahl - from Norway to Berlin. Professional music education in the 19th century ”, and she writes regularly for the dictionary Musik und Gender im Internet.

In addition to her professorship at Osnabrück, Haselmann is employed at the Saar Academy of Music, as well as a guest lecturer at the Detmold Academy of Music, the University of Berlin Arts and the Arctic University in Tromsø. moves ”.

Anna Christensson

Claras Musiksalong

Stora Teatern

August 7 at 18

Since her diploma concert in 2007, Anna Christensson has established herself as one of the foremost Swedish pianists of her generation, and regularly gives concerts in Sweden and abroad. She has a very wide repertoire and is interested not only in the great classic and romantic repertoire, but also in music that undeservedly does to completely forget. This is clearly noticeable on her debut CD, which was released in 2009 and is a double CD with music by Henning Mankell den äldre. Mankell / Nystroem Piano Concertos came 2015 and was met by brilliant reviews in Gramophone, BBC Music, DN, etc.

Anna is an avid chamber musician, and has also been involved in a number of collaborations on both dance and theater stages.

As a regular member of Curious Chamber Players, an ensemble of contemporary chamber music that performed at a number of international festivals, she has performed bbad5f51 .

She has also been engaged as conductor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, and since 2014 she is musical leader för_cc781905-b5__5 bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Kamraterna Opera. Anna celebrates the Clara Schumann anniversary both here at the Gothenburg Piano Festival, and this autumn when honspelar Clara Sch5anns_b5-b3 136bad5cf58d_Helsingborgs Symfoni-orkester.

Katarina A. Karlsson

Claras Musiksalong

Stora Teatern

August 7 at 18

Music and Literature

August 8 at 13

Katarina A Karlsson is the singer and journalist who has also defended her dissertation in artistic research and in recent years has carried out two research projects funded by the Swedish Research Council.

She has written scripts for most of her own musical performances, including Stravinsky never baked sponge cake,  Love has 100 bad names_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58f-58-_b_c_5 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ which was produced in 2017 in collaboration with Mikael Fridén, Gothenburg Cathedral organist and the Church of Sweden.


Her work at Sveriges Radio as a journalist, producer, presenter and editor has also involved writing most of the scripts, including for documentaries.  One of these, _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136badPcovumu Cluumann ,   is the basis for the evening's musical salon.


As a singer and author, she has received several scholarships and awards, for example from 

The Royal Academy of Music, the Gnistan Cultural Association and the British Council.


Katarina A Karlsson combines her freelance life as a writer with being a senior lecturer in musical design at Linnaeus University.

Bojan Martinovic


Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 15

Masterclasses & Piano Evening Concert

The Concert Hall

12th of August

 kl. 10 & kl. 18

At the age of just 15, Bojan  was accepted as a student at the Montenegro Music Academy taught by Professor Vladimir Bockarjov, graduating and obtaining the MA degree with a top grade.

In August 2002 and 2003 he spent time in Vienna for an advanced training, where he singled out as a remarkably talented musician. Intensively and with great success he performs and contributes to various chamber ensembles, cooperating closely with many domestic and international artists including Viktor Tretyakov, Marina Yashvili, Petter Langartner, Duncan McTier, Vilhelmas Chepinskis, Mikhail Bereznitsky, Miran Begić, Roman Simović, Vladislav Igulinski and Ksenia Akeynikova.

Martinovic  preforms an extremely rich and diverse repertoire consisting of more than 30 different programs, both recitals and chamber music.

He has performed in many prestigious concert halls around Ex-Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, England, Netherlands, Hungary, USA, Armenia, Lebanon and Russia.

A laureate of numerous domestic and international competitions he also received a prestigious Montenegrin Academy of Science and Arts award (2010).

During 2013 and 2014 he has performed in Sergei Prokofiev Museum in Moscow, and Cultural Centar Tchaikovsky in Moscow. After brilliant success he received invitation to give materclass at State Conservatorium PITchaikovsky

Currently Bojan Martinović is the Dean and a piano professor at the Montenegro Music Academy and cofounder of International music festival Espressivo in Cetinje.

Inese Klotina

Family performance & Festival concert

Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 12 & kl. 15

Inese Klotina began her piano studies at Emils Darzins Music School in Riga, Latvia, six years old. She is further educated at Lettiska Musikademien in Riga, Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
Inese Klotina has been awarded a large number of scholarships and prizes at international piano competitions. She is a frequently hired soloist, chamber musician and accompanist with performances in Sweden and internationally. Since 2011 she has been employed at Kungliga Operan in Stockholm as a tutor.

Her interpretations of Bach, Beethoven and Russian romantics have been warmly received by both audiences and critics, including her recording with piano music by Nikolaj Medtner ​ (Nikolai Medtner Piano works. Iliad records).

Karin Dahlberg

Family performance

Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 12


Karin Dahlberg (formerly Roman) is a Swedish soprano who repeatedly overwhelms the audience in works from baroque to contemporary music. She is praised for her technical brilliance, stage appearance, sense of style and wonderful sound throughout the register.

Since her debut in 2004 in Mozart's C minor fair with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, she has performed with a number of Swedish and international orchestras. In 2008, she made her debut on the international opera stage Tyrolean Landestheater at Innsbrucker Festwochen. Karin Dahlberg sings with Anne Sofie von Otter on the Grammy-nominated album Bach (Deutsche Grammophon), and in the near future awaits the release of baroque Mad Songs (BIS-Records) together with Camerata Nordica.

In recent seasons, Karin has been successful in Germany in works such as Verdi's Requiem and Mahler's Rückert-Lieder. Westfalenpost wrote in September 2014: "Mahler's composition was sung so expressively by the Swedish soprano Karin Dahlberg that publiken lost their breath." In Sweden, she has been heard at Stockholm Concert Hall in Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir, and at Malmö Concert Hall in both the Offenbach Gala and in Nordic music by Nielsen and Nystroem.

Karin Dahlberg is often used for premieres of newly written music, most recently in Sven-David Sandström's large-scale Matteuspassion at the Berliner Philharmonie (Deutschlandradio Kultur). Karin is re-invited to the Berliner Philharmonie with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin for the next season 2015-2016.

Karin's versatility as a singer means that she also moves easily in the musical and jazz genres, and she has sung with big bands both jazz standards and Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert.

WestPerc Duo


Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 15

WestPerc Duo (Rasmus Osbeck & Alexander Göransson) started in 2017 at the University of Stage and Music in Gothenburg.


The duo has played in many different contexts such as the percussion festival "Days of percussion", the University of Gothenburg's doctoral dissertation, the 100th anniversary of the University of Stage and Music and as finalists in chamber music the competition young and promising 2019.

Sophie Jonsson

Singer Songwriter workshop

City Library

August 8 at 15

Would you like to write songs but do not really know how to get started?


Do you want to combine piano playing with singing, or turn poems into songs?



Welcome to a workshop where we together with the musician Sophie Jonsson explore piano playing, songwriting, singing and composition. After studying at Nordiska Visskolan and courses at The Juilliard School in New York and the School of Stage and Music in Gothenburg, Sophie offers a great musical breadth. One foot stands firmly in pop and ballads in English while the other has begun to explore the Swedish language and composition of poems. 

Katarina Ström-Harg


Music and Poetry (City Library)

August 9 at 13

Composer talks (City Library)

August 9 at 15 

Master class (Concert Hall)

August 12 at 10

Katarina Ström-Harg is a well-established concert pianist in Swedish music life and has a world-wide contact network. She gives concerts in the USA, GB, France, Croatia, Denmark, Spain and Island.
Soloistically, she has given concerts with Sv.Radios Symfoniorkester, Kungliga Filharmonikerna i Stockholm och Norrköpings symfon.
She collaborates with renowned artists: singers,  instrumentalists and composers.
Since 1988, she forms a duo with clarinetist Stefan Harg.
Katarina also plays hammer piano.
The repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary music.

Anna-Maria Pusztai

Poetry reading for, by and with children (City Library)

We play together (City Library)

Children and young people's stage (Konserthuset)

8 & 9, 12 August

The piano educator, pianist and concert accompanist Anna-Maria Pusztai has studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. She has received several prices at various piano competitions in Hungary, including the title of best accompanist,  tredjepris and 315pac- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_was awarded the Ministry of Culture's award for its contribution i  pianoundervisningen bc3b5

when she worked at Lajtha László Cultural School.

Anna-Maria har turnerat som konsert- ackompanjatör i Spanien, Italien, Ungern och Tyskland och har uppträtt i TV_cc781905 -5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_with four-handed repertoire. Today she is active at Hisingens Kulturskola and Kulturskolan City and has also vari piano teacher during the international music camp Side by Side by Elsistema S.

She has collaborated and given concerts with many well-established instrumentalists and singers. With a great passion for chamber music and teaching  she is passionate about spreading piano music with its rich possibilities. Anna-Maria Pusztai is a board member of the Gothenburg Piano Festival.

Xiao Ying Wang

Festival concert

Gothenburg Opera

10  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 15

Pianists, piano educators

Michelle Xiaoying Wang  worked as a lecturer in the music department at Shanghai University of China and taught group lessons on Western music and music theory. She also worked as a manager and one of the coaches in the university's chamber music group, which is responsible for organizing activities such as auditions, rehearsals and public performances as well as coaching. The chamber music group won several prizes in municipal and national competitions and was once invited to play on one of the programs China Central Television.

She has studied in the master's program of symphonic orchestral playing at the University of Stage and Music in Gothenburg. She works in N3 cultural school in Trollhättan now. She plays piano trio, piano solo, piano accompaniment, piano four hands and symphony -orchestra in many concerts in Sweden and China. 


City Library

9  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 16

Take part in the interesting dance performance Speechless where the group Spektrum explores communication through contemporary modern dance. The group consists of six students from the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.

Participating in Spektrum: My Nord, Beatrice Eriksson, Louise Dursjö, Martina Fischer, Amelie Schenström and Kristin Sandström.

Instagram spektrum.spektrum  


Photographer: Eric Gustafsson 

Miró Wigander Rezler

Family performance

Gothenburg Opera

10  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 12

Miró was only 5 years old when she auditioned and auditioned for the musical "Kristina från Duvemåla" at the Gothenburg Opera in the winter of 2014. She got the role and played the youngest girls (Anna, Lill-Märta and Lill-Ulrika) i_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_ "Kristina från Duvemåla" season 2014/2015.

As a 7-year-old, Miró auditioned for the Cathedral's aspirant girls' choir in June 2015 and got a place. She sang in the choir in the 2015/2016 season.

Miró auditioned for  ”Carmen” at the Gothenburg Opera in May 2016 and got a child role.  ”Carmen” was played from October 2016 to February, 2017, the same spring. Miró also to GöteborgsOperans Barnkör, she was accepted and started in August 2016. 

In the autumn of 2017, Miró auditioned for the opera "Boris Godunov" at the Gothenburg Opera and got a place in this opera as well.


As an 8-year-old, Miró was accepted to year 4 at the Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg, and also to year 4 at Brunnsbo Music Classes in Gothenburg. 

Miró chose to start at Svenska Balettskolan and will start in year 6 this autumn. Miró stated in SVT's recording of  "Springfloden" in the autumn of 2017. 

In the autumn of 2019, Miró will once again sing in the set "Carmen" at the Gothenburg Opera.

Per Tengstrand

Festival concert

Gothenburg Opera

August 12 at 15

Music and Conversations

The Concert Hall

12  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 13

He was a winner of international competitions in Paris, Brussels and Geneva, and after winning first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, he made his debut at the Lincoln Center in New York in 1997. Since then he has performed at the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, Musikverein's main hall, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

He has performed as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony, National Symphony, Japan Philharmonic, Osaka Philharmonic, The Hague Resident Orchestra, Orkester de la Suisse Romande, Singapore Symphony, Symphony Taiwan Nationals and Orchester National de France. appearance at the UN headquarters in New York. PerTengstrand is the artistic director of the Music on Park Avenue series in New York City. He is the recipient of the royal medal Litterus and Artibus, awarded to him by King Carl XVI Gustaf.

András Gelléri

Special guest i concert for young people

The Concert Hall

12  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 11

András Gelléri is an active member of the Hungarian and the international new music scene, as a composer and pianist.

His pieces are performed in concert halls like the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Mozarthaus and the Ehrbarsaal in Vienna, the Casa da Musica, Porto, the Zuiderstrandtheater Den Haag, the Israel Consevatory, Tel Aviv, the October Hall of Central European University, the FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, the Solti hall of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Budapest Institute for Musicology, the Balassi Institut in Stuttgart, Ger- many, the Elma Hall in Israel and more.

He collaborates with prestigious ensembles for new music performance, such as Trio Catch (Hamburg), Bou- lange Trio (Berlin), Ensemble Academy (Den Haag) Meitar Ensemble (Tel Aviv) and Charles Rosen En- semble (Berlin).

András Gelléri is the first prize-winner of several international composition competitions:
His piano trio, Straße won the Alban Berg Stiftung composition competition, Vienna, 2019. (Jury: Beat Furrer, Johannes Maria Staud)
The prize-winner piece is to be premiered at the Wiener Konzerthaus as part of the Wien Modern 2019 Fes- tival.
He won the 1st grand prize of the II. „Anton Matasovsky“ composition competition, Vienna, 2016. Followed by this success his piano composition „Offene Welten“ was the compulsory piece of the VIII. "Rosario Marciano" piano competition.

In February, 2017 he was invited to Israel as a "composer-in residence" to perform his quintet
"Episodes for clarinet oboe and string trio" as part of the Hungarian-Israeli "Reconnections" project.
The same year he won a one-year scholarship to work with Israeli composer Yinam Leef at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. There he has also refined his piano playing with the Russian acclaimed Bach- performer Irina Berkovich.

András Gelléri has been active as a composer since the age of seven. He has studied composition with Judit Varga and Péter Tornyai at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

He has visited master classes of such international composers as Krysztof
Penderecki, Thomas Adés, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Franck Bedrossian, Hans Thomalla, Marta Ptaszynska, Yinam Leef, Bernd Francke and Kaija Saariaho.

Sofia Sahlin


City Library

8  augusti _cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_kl. 14.00-14.45

Sofia Sahlin, project manager at KVAST, is from the beginning a classical musician, flute player, where she 
freelanced 1997-2005 in orchestras such as Radiosymfonikerna,  
Göterborgssymfonikerna, Stockholms Filharmoniska orkester m fl samt 
played a lot of chamber music. Nowadays she also works as a singer and has 
office exam. In his company, Ljungandalen Rest & Development, has 
Sofia assignments as project manager in various contexts and works with S: t 
Olavsleden, both practical and with cultural projects, and with 
development project for the countryside in Ljungandalen, Medelpad.

Noah Zhou

Festival concert

Gothenburg Opera

August 10 at 15

Master class

Young and Promising

The Concert Hall

12  august kl. 11 and at 15


Noah Zhou  (2001 - present)

Born in London,  Noah Zhou is an aspiring classical pianist. -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Tra Nguyen before moving on to study with Hilary Coates. 136bad5cf58d_he holds a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and is also strongly supported by the Eileen Rowe Musical15515551 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_by Professor Vanessa Latarche, Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music. Currently studying under Professor Christopher Elton, he attained his DipABRSM Piano Diploma in 2013 at the age of 12. He has participated in masterclasses in various locations all over the world, one of the most notable being_cc781905-5cdeb 315 -dea551_5_5 -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Sommerakademie at Mozarteum University, located in Salzburg, and has partaken in the classes of many distinguished professors, such as, Leonel Morales, Andreas Weber, Craig Sheppard, Pavel_cc781905-5 cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Gililov, Barbara Szczepanska and Andreas Froehlich to name but a few. 


In 2018 he was awarded the Duet Prize for best young instrumentalist, in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society of Great Britain. In 2019, he was selected to participate in the prestigious Horowitz International Piano Competition_cc781905-5cde-3194-bbcb_85__51_ Kyiv, where he won not only the third prize and bronze medal, but also the jury's special prize for the best solo performance of a Ukrainian work. In the final stage, he performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2 at Kiev Philharmonia Hall with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by Vitaliy_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_Protasov, and was featured on National Ukrainian Television. Furthermore, he was invited to perform live on the Ukrainian Radio Channel 'Aristocrat'.


As a soloist with orchestra, he has previously performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 9, 'Jeunnehomme', _ cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Conerto no. 2. He also has experience of orchestral piano, having performed Manuel de Falla's_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136b5_E55E5 no. 3 at Birmingham Town Hall, as well as Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms at the Southbank_cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Royal Festival Hall. He made his public concerto debut in early 2018 with the Woking Symphony_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d -Ob1_b1c_51_b1 136bad5cf58d_He also has performance experience in notable venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall, Steinway Hall London, St. John's Smith Square London, and the Steingraeber_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136badKcm8.

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