- Niklas Sivelöv
Niklas Sivelov Born April 11, 1968
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 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.
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
- 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
Danzas Studio album by Niklas Sivelov and Oystein Baadsvik Recorded At Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm Genre Classical Label BIS Producer Martin Nagorno
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
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
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.
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
- The Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen
- IMA( Independent Music Awards)
- Nordic Artists Management
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