Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 is the most widely played of the composer’s nine symphonies. The performance of this work in Leipzig in 1884 was a great success for Bruckner and signalled his major breakthrough as a composer of symphonies. Bruckner dedicated the magnificent Adagio to his idol Richard Wagner, an “immortal, beloved master”. Leopold Hager leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will be broadcast on the Swedish Radio P2 on April, Friday 15 at 7 pm.


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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.

Den österrikiske dirigenten Leopold Hager har haft en lång och framgångsrik karriär som dirigent, en yrkesbana som tog sin början i hemstaden Salzburg där han studerade vid Mozarteum. Hans första dirigentuppdrag var i Mainz och sedan följde poster vid bland annat Linz Landestheater, i Freiburg och med Mozarteumorkestern i Salzburg och vid Landestheater i samma stad. 1981 utsågs Hager till chefdirigent för dåvarande Radioorkestern i Luxemburg (idag: Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg) och han är sedan 2021 orkesterns hedersdirigent. Hager har gästdirigerat flitigt vid de ledande operahusen i Europa och USA och uppmärksammats särskilt för sina tolkningar av Mozarts musik. Hans inspelningar av tonsättarens tidiga operor på Philips ingick i skivbolagets ”Complete Mozart Edition”, som gavs ut till 200-årsminnet av Mozarts bortgång 1991. Hager har också bland annat spelat in Mozarts samtliga pianokonserter med pianisten Karl Engel och tonsättarens violinkonserter med Jean-Jacques Kantorow. Dessutom har Hager arbetat med undervisning och från 1992 till 2004 var han professor i dirigering vid dåvarande musikhögskolan i Wien.

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.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 10 minutes (no intermission)