Ingvar Lidholm, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2021, was one of the foremost Swedish composers of all time and a renowned member of Måndagsgruppen, the radical group of Swedish composers. The legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt returns to Berwaldhallen to join the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a magnificent tribute concert in celebration of Ingvar Lidholm, with featured works including the composer’s Toccata e canto from 1944, Ritornell from 1955 and Poesis from 1963.

Herbert Blomstedt himself presents the four works from the stage.

The concert will be recorded by SVT.


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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.

Malin Broman is the first concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008. She served as artistic director of Musica Vitae in 2015–2020, premiering over 20 works and touring and recording extensively. In 2019, she succeeded Sakari Oramo as artistic director of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

As a guest leader, she has been invited to perform with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra. As combined soloist and leader she has performed with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists and ACO Collective. Soloist highlights include performances with the Gothenburg Symphony, Copenhagen Phil, BBC Scottish Symphony, Academy of St Martin-in-the Fields, and the Swedish Radio Orchestra, working with such conductors as Neeme Järvi, Andrew Manze and Daniel Harding.

In recent years, she has premiered concertos by Daniel Börtz, Britta Byström, Andrea Tarrodi and Daniel Nelson. She has recorded over 30 albums, including concertos by Carl Nielsen and Britta Byström. Recent releases include an album with music by Laura Netzel, and Stockholm Diary with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Her recording of Mendelssohn’s double concerto together with pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips and Musica Vitae was Grammy nominated in 2019.

She received much acclaim for her recording of Felix Mendelssohn’s string octet in the spring of 2020, where she played all eight parts herself. She has since made two similar recordings: Britta Byström’s octet A Room of One’s Own, and Johan Halvorsens Passacaglia recorded with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s solo contrabassist Rick Stotijn.

In 2001, she founded the Change Music Festival in Kungsbacka. She is also co-founder of Kungsbacka Piano Trio, with which she had played more than 700 concerts all ove the world, and of Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble which is made up of some of Europe’s most brilliant chamber musicians.

In 2008, Malin was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The Kungsbacka Piano Trio has received the prestigious Interpret Prize of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2019, she was awarded H.M. The King’s Medal. She is currently Professor of Viola at Edsberg Institute of Music in Stockholm. She plays a 1709 Stradivarius violin and a 1861 Bajoni viola, both generously loaned by the Järnåker Foundation.


Johan Ullén studerade piano och komposition på Kungliga Musikhögskolan och Sibelius-Akademin i Helsingfors. Han har framträtt som solist med flertalet svenska orkestrar och turnerat i Europa, USA och Sydamerika. Som kompositör har Johan Ullén skrivit kammarmusik, orkestermusik, sånger och operor, som har framförts på festivaler och i konsertsalar i Sverige och utomlands. Ett mycket uppmärksammat verk var hans helaftonsopera Kärleksmaskinen, som beställdes och uruppfördes år 2019 av Piteå Kammaropera och gick på turné i Sverige. I december 2021 släpptes albumet Infinite Bach, Ulléns omkomponering av Johann Sebastian Bachs fyra violinkonserter med solisten Christian Svarfvar och London Philharmonic Orchestra på bolaget Rubicon. Albumet seglade snabbt upp på Apple Musics andraplats.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 45 minutes including intermission.

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The concert will be recorded by SVT.