Molly Kien’s newly written piece for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra soloists Eriikka Nylund and Fredrik Ekdahl opens this final jubilee concert, where all three are the same age – 40 years – as Berwaldhallen itself. Conductor and violinist Tobias Ringborg presents beautiful romances by Stenhammar as well as Berwald’s Sinfonie Singulière, which was performed at the very first concert at Berwaldhallen and will be an elegant closing performance to the splendid celebrations.


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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is a multiple-award-winning ensemble renowned for its high artistic standard and stylistic breadth, as well as collaborations with the world’s finest composers, conductors, and soloists. It regularly tours all over Europe and the world and has an extensive and acclaimed recording catalogue.

Daniel Harding has been Music Director of the SRSO since 2007, and since 2019 also its Artistic Director. His tenure will last throughout the 2024/2025 season. Two of the orchestra’s former chief conductors, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been named Conductors Laureate, and continue to perform regularly with the orchestra.

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, and is a cornerstone of Swedish public service broadcasting. Its concerts are heard weekly on the Swedish classical radio P2 and regularly on national public television SVT. Several concerts are also streamed on-demand on Berwaldhallen Play and broadcast globally through the EBU.

Tobias Ringborg is equally appreciated in opera houses and concert halls – as a conductor, soloist and chamber musician. Winning the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize in 1994 launched his career – the same year, he graduated with diploma from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, afterwards continuing his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City.

As a violinist, he has performed with all the major Swedish symphony and chamber orchestras and has worked with conductors including Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Neeme Järvi, Okko Kamu, Sakari Oramo and Daniel Harding. His international merits include performances with orchestras all over Europe and the United States, and first prize in Concours International de Musique de Chimay in Belgium.

Ringborg started his conducting career when he won an international conducting competition in Helsinki in 2000, and has since appeared with most Scandinavian orchestras, often in dual roles as both conductor and solo violinist. He has a life-long passion for opera, debuting as opera conductor at Folkoperan in Stockholm in 2001, appearing later that same year at the Royal Swedish Opera, being hired by the Malmö Opera the following year.

He is a potent ambassador for Swedish music, having recorded numerous albums with chamber music and violin concertos by primarily Swedish composers. He plays on a Gagliano generously loaned by the Järnåker Foundation. Tobias Ringborg has received the Herbert Blomstedt Conductor’s Award and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.


The Finnish violist Eriikka Nylund has been principal violist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. Nylund studied at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Musik-Akademie Basel and Mozarteum, Salzburg. Until 2006, she was one of the founding members of the multiple award-winning Finnish string quartet Meta4, winner of the international Shostakovich Chamber Music Competition in Moscow in 2004, including the jury prize for best Shostakovich interpretation. She has appeared as a soloist with several major orchestras and was previously principal violist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Approximate concert length: 1 h 10 min

UPBEAT: with Klassiska Podden i Swedish Radio P2. Camilla Lundberg and Carl Tofft on Wilhelm Stenhammar. Starts 17.00, in the lower foajé.