Niklas Sivelöv


Niklas Sivelöv
Niklas Sivelov
Born April 11, 1968 (1968-04-11) (age 43)
Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Alma mater Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm,
Musik Hochschule Trossingen Teachers: Liisa Pohjola, Gabriel Amiras and Maria Curcio Diamond
Occupation Pianist, Composer and Teacher
Years active 1991–present

Niklas Sivelov (born April 11, 1968) is a Swedish concert pianist, composer and teacher.

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Biography

Niklas Sivelov was born in Skellefteå in Northern Sweden. His ancestors came from Karelia and Northern Finland.

Sivelov began studying the organ at age of 6 and later winning prizes throughout Scandinavia as an organist, mostly with his own compositions and improvisations. At the age fourteen he switched to piano and he began to practice more seriously. At seventeen, Sivelov attended the Royal College College of music in Stockholm, where he studied keyboard and composition, and he made his soloist debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic performing the Bartok Second Piano Concerto in 1991. He continued his studies in Helsinki, Bucharest, Trossingen and London. His repertoire extends from Bach to Contemporary, including a number of Swedish composers. His performance collaborations with conductors include, among others, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam, Thomas Dausgaard, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Kees Bakels, Alan Gilbert, Paavo Berglund, Mario Venzago, John Axelrod and Kazufumi Yamashita. He has performed with the leading orchestras in Scandinavia, Tonhalle Zurich, Suisse Romande and orchestras all over Europe.

Niklas Sivelöv is a dedicated chamber musician. He gives recitals in prestigious venues all over the world and has worked together with Mark Peskanov, Leonid Gorokhov, Martin Fröst, Patrick Gallois and Malena Ernman and, showing another side of his versatility, he has performed and recorded with accordionist Lelo Nika.

Few pianists have the courage and stamina to perform Bach's Das Wohltemperierte Klavier book 1 and 2 in three concerts, as Niklas Sivelöv has done with success in legendary Bargemusic, New York in January, 2010.

The distinctions Niklas Sivelöv has received are many and impressive signifying his position as leading Scandinavian pianist. His recording of own improvisations over Bellman’s music was awarded the important The Independent Music Awards, where he as the first Scandinavian ever won the prize for the best classical album and was elected Winner of Vox Populi poll, a component of the 8th IMA program. Former winners include names like Norah Jones, Tom Waits and Peter Gabriel. Niklas Sivelöv was recently elected for the Steinway Hall of Fame.

He has received the Diapason d’Or (Berwald’s Piano Concerto), Cannes nomination for best 20th century recording (Einar Englund’s Piano Concerto No.1) and Penguin Record Guide’s highest marks (Piano works by Wilhelm Stenhammar and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger). Sivelöv has recently released the recording of Schumann’s Piano Sonatas and Stenhammar’s two Piano Concertos with Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

J.S. Bach’s Wohltemperierte Klavier is Sivelöv’s next recording project.

Niklas Sivelöv is professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Discography

Sonatas for cello and piano by J.S Bach
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov and Morten Zeuthen
Recorded At Frederiksdals Castle in Denmark
Genre Classical
Label Classico

J.S Bach

  • 3 Sonatas for cello and piano with Morten Zeuthen


Schumann Piano Sonatas
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At The Royal College in Copenhagen Denmark
Genre Classical
Label Arecords
Producer Niklas Sivelov and Lelo Nika
  • Schumann Piano Sonatas
Vers la flamme, music by A. Skrjabin
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Culturhouse in Ytterjärna Sweden
Genre Classical
Label Caprice
Producer Evert van Berkel
  • Vers la flamme

music of A.N Skrjabin

Improvisational 1
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm
Genre Classical
Label Caprice
Producer Dragan Buvac
  • Improvisational 1

piano improvisations inspired by C M Bellman

Pianomusic of Argentina
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At Potton Hall England
Genre Classical
Label Sanctuary Classics
Producer Paul Myers
  • Piano Music of Argentina.

Music by Ginastera, Piazzolla and Guastavino

Stenhammar pianoworks
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded S:t Georges Bristol
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
Producer Andrew Walton
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

Piano Works

Danzas
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov and Oystein Baadsvik
Recorded At Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm
Genre Classical
Label BIS
Producer Martin Nagorno
  • Danzas

Music for tuba and piano with Oystein Baadsvik.


Pianoconcerto by F. Berwald
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Concerthouse in Helsingborg Sweden
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
Producer Paul Myers
  • Franz Berwald

Piano Concerto in D Major

Swedish Pianomusic
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At studio 2 at the Radiohouse in Stockholm
Genre Classical
Label Phono Suecia
  • Swedish Piano Music.

Music by Morales, Seymer, Milveden Rangström a.o.

Works for piano by Gulgowski
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At Potton Hall England
Genre Classical
Label Phono Suecia
Producer Paul Myers
  • Wlodek Gulgowski.

works for piano

Flowers from Frösön by W. Peterson-Berger
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded S:t Georges in Bristol England
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
Producer Andrew Walton
  • W.Peterson-Berger

Flowers from Frösö Island (Melodies, Humoresques and Idylls for Piano)

The 2 Concertos for piano by W. Stenhammar
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Malmö Concerthouse Sweden
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
Producer Sean Lewis
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

The 2 concertos for piano

Pianoconcerto by Einar Englund
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Concerthouse in Turku Finland
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
  • Einar Englund

Orchestral Works Blackbird" Symphony - "Nostalgic" Symphony - Piano Concerto No

Works for piano by Schumann
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At studio 2, the Radiohouse in Stockholm
Genre Classical
Label Caprice
Producer Kjell Söderkvist
  • R. Schumann

Piano Works Kreisleriana, Sonata g-minor, Arabesk and Variations op 14

Pianotranscriptions of Symphony nr. 1 and 3 "Eroican" by Beethoven
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At Potton Hall England
Genre Classical
Label Naxos
Producer Paul Myers
  • Liszt

Pianotranscriptions of Symphony nr. 1 and 3 "Eroican" by Beethoven

The Dream Age concerto for piano by Lars Ekström
Studio album by Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Radiohouse in Prag
Genre Classical
Label Phono Suecia
  • Lars Ekström The Dream Age-Concerto

dedicated to Niklas Sivelöv

Fratres
Studio album by Szymon Krzeszowiec and Niklas Sivelov
Recorded At the Concerthall of Katowice Conservatory, Poland.
Genre Classical
Label Dux
  • Fratres with Szymon Krzeszowiec, violin

music by Pärt, Reger, Stravinsky, Dallapiccola and Schnittke.

Compositions

Opus Work Date
1 Divertimento per archi (stringtrio) 1986
2 The Rage of the Chameleon 1987
3 Dance of the Bull 1989
4 String quartet nr 1 1989
5 Passacaglia per archi 1989
6 Sonata for tuba and piano 1992
7 Suite para marimba 1995
8 Sonata quasi una rhapsodia per violino e pianoforte 1996
9 Sonatina for flute and piano 1997
10 Twist and Shout for clarinet solo 1997
11 Concerto Classico for piano and orchestra 1998
12 Suite for percussion and piano 1999
13 Concerto nr. 2 for piano and strings 2001
14 The Spiders Nest for cello and piano 2003
15 Toccata for piano 2004
16 Introduction and Allegro for oboe and piano 2004
17 Tres Danzas for tuba and piano 2005
18 The NY trio for violin, cello and piano 2005
19 Touchè! for percussion ensemble 4 players 2007
20 Suite for marimba and vibraphone 2010
21 Suite in modo classico 1995–2010
22 24 Preludios e Figuras 2010
23 2 Improvisations 2010
24 Album for the youth book 1 2010

References

  • The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen

[1]

  • Naxos

[2]

  • IMA( Independent Music Awards)

[3]

External links

  • Nordic Artists Management
  • [4]



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