THE SWEDISH PIANO TRIO
The Swedish Piano Trio was formed in 2020 by Swedish artists Per Nyström, Brusk Zanganeh, and Peter Jablonski.
The Swedish Piano Trio were trio in residence at the Old Ox Festival in 2020-22, performing to audiences all around Sweden. In 2022 they presented a unique programme at the Karlskrona International Piano Festival: piano trios by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and André Tchaikowsky.
The Swedish Piano Trio bring classic elegance, passion, and gravitas to their interpretations of such gems of piano trio repertoire as works by Antonín Dvořàk, Bedřich Smetana, Clara Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich, Anton Arensky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, André Tchaikowsky, and many others.
The musicians are committed to researching and preserving the piano trio legacy of their country and are currently developing a project which will see the creating of a living archive of all works for piano trio written by Swedish composers.
Per Nyström is a Swedish cellist traveling the world as chamber musician & soloist and is currently principal cello in Uppsala Chamber Soloists in Sweden. Since 2001 Per is honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen, and since 2012 holder of the Swedish Kings royal medal ‘Literis et artibus’ for his achievements as cellist. Per was cellist and co-founder of the Yggdrasil String Quartet, 1990-2001. The Quartet had a residency at the University of Aberdeen for 5 years, were prize winners in the major international quartet competitions, recorded exclusively for the BIS label and toured the world performing in the great European halls and concert houses. During 2001–2016 Per was principal cellist in Camerata Nordica chamber orchestra, an orchestra at the time considered one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. Per is founder & artistic director of Kammarmusikens Vänner festivals & masterclasses; one of the world's largest organizers of classical music festivals which has attracted artists such as Kurt Masur, Pinchas Zukerman, Mischa Maisky, Lynn Harrell, Midori, Barbara Hendricks, Elisabeth Leonskaya and many more. Per plays on an Antonio & Giuseppe Gagliano cello from Naples 1796, lifts 200kg in dead lift and is an active blogger. https://www.cellistenstankar.se/
Swedish/Kurdish violinist Brusk Zanganeh leads an active performing career as soloist and chamber musician. Since making his concerto debut at age twelve, Brusk has performed as soloist throughout north/south America, the UK, Asia, Middle East and continental Europe. He also has a genuine interest in Kurdish music tradition/improvisation and has played with renowned musicians in this genre. Today Brusk is violinist in Uppsala Kammarsolisterna and Concertmaster in Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. Brusk plays on a Gennaro Gagliano kindly on loan from the Järnåkerfonden and a P. Westerlund Violin.
Described by the Gramophone as 'a pianist in full flower of his mature, imaginative artistry', Peter Jablonski is an award-winning internationally acclaimed Swedish pianist. He is among the leading pianists of his generation, and during the last thirty years on international stages has performed with over 150 orchestras, given over 2000 concerts, and has been on 30 tours of Japan. Discovered by Abbado and Ashkenazy and signed by Decca in his seventeenth year, he went on to perform, collaborate, and record with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, which include Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National de France, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, NHK Tokyo, La Scala Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Mariinsky, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchchestra of Polish Radio (NOSPR), Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons, Daniel Harding, Kurt Sanderling, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, Myung-Whun Chung, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Marie Jacqout. He toured internationally with orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France. He appeared in concert and recitals in famous venues around the world, which include the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican in London, Philharmonie Berlin, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, Salle Pleyel Paris, Musikverein Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, among many others. He has performed and recorded the complete piano concertos by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Bacewicz, and Bartók, and all piano sonatas by Prokofiev. During his three-decade-long career he developed a diverse repertoire that includes works by Barber, Gershwin, Szymanowski, Lutosławski, Copland, Stenhammar, with most recent additions of such composers as Valborg Aulin, Elfrida Andrée, Ronald Stevenson, Alexey Stanchinsky, and Grażyna Bacewicz. He worked with composers Witold Lutosławski and Arvo Pärt, and had a number of works composed for, and dedicated to him, including Wojciech Kilar’s Piano Concerto, for which he won the Orpheus award for the world premiere performance at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. He remains a supporter of today’s composers and regularly gives world premieres of new works. Jablonski’s extensive discography includes recordings he has made for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, Altara, Octavia, and Ondine labels. He received numerous awards for his recordings, which include the Edison award for best concerto recording of Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Lutoslawski’s Paganini Rhapsody with Ashkenazy and RPO for Decca. He was presented with the Grammophone Classical Music Award for his Deutsche Grammophone recording of works by Cécile Chaminade with Anne Sofie von Otter and Bengt Forsberg. Peter Jablonski is the recipient of the Litteris et Artibus medal for his services to culture, granted to him by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. He is also the winner of the prestigious prize Årets Svensk i Världen (International Swedish Personality of the Year), receiving it before ABBA and Astrid Lindgren. In May 2022 he was elected into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In 2022, he became a global ambassador for Karol Szymanowski, in a multi-year project in which Jablonski will perform and record the composer's music throughout Europe and rest of the world, and take part in a series of short films about Szymanowski's life and work. In December 2022, Peter Jablonski was awarded the prestigious French Academy Charles Cros Award, Contemporary Music, for his recording of Grażyna Bacewicz’s piano music. Peter Jablonski maintains a busy recording schedule, and his forthcoming Ondine releases include the second volume of the complete mazurkas by Chopin in 2023, and works by Ronald Stevenson in 2024. Peter Jablonski began his 23/24 season with the Bacewicz residency with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Marie Jacquot in September 2023.