Shortly after Sven-David Sandström’s death, in June, 2019, Omer Meir Wellber conducted the world premiere of The Hidden Treasure – a free interpretation of Bach’s Der Kunst der Fuge. The concert took place in the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, where Bach himself once held the title of cantor. The piece is now performed in Sweden for the first time, alongside two further contemporary Bach interpretations. Israeli mandolin player Jacob Reuven interprets Avner Dorman’s poetically charged Mandolin Concerto from 2006. The concert is crowned by Schumann’s immense fourth symphony.

The concert was broadcasted on Berwaldhallen Play and at the Swedish Radio P2 on April 16, 7 pm.






The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is known worldwide as one of Europe’s most versatile orchestras with an exciting and varied repertoire and a constant striving to break new ground The multi-award-winning orchestra has been praised for its exceptional, wide-ranging musicianship as well as collaborations with the world’s foremost composers, conductors and soloists.

Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the audience in the hall, the orchestra reaches many many listeners on the radio and the web and through it´s partnership with EBU. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play and with Swedish Television, offering the audience more opportunities to come as close as possible to one of the world’s top orchestras.

“The orchestra has a unique combination of humility, sensibility and musical imagination”, says Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2007. “I have never had a concert with the orchestra where they haven’t played as though their lives depended on it!”

The first radio orchestra was founded in 1925, the same year that the Swedish Radio Service began its broadcasts. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra received its current name in 1967. Through the years, the orchestra has had several distinguished Music Directors. Two of them, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been appointed Conductors Laureate.

Malin Broman is First Concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and an internationally sought-after soloist, having visited the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, and the Gothenburg Symphony, among others.

From 2015 to 2020, Malin served as Artistic Director of the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, and succeeded Sakari Oramo as Artistic Director of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 2019. She has also appeared as musical director/soloist with Tapiola Sinfonietta, Scottish Ensemble, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta, Trondheim Soloists, Lapland Chamber Orchestra and the ACO Collective – the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s string ensemble.

Over the last few years, Broman has performed world premieres of violin concertos by Britta Byström, Andrea Tarrodi and Daniel Nelson. She has recorded over 30 discs, among them Carl Nielsen’s and Britta Byström’s concertos. Her recording of Mendelssohn’s double concerto for violin and piano with Musica Vitae and Simon Crawford Phillips was nominated for a Grammy in 2019. She has also made many recordings with celebrated ensemble the Kungsbacka Piano Trio.

Among Malin Broman’s latest recordings can be mentioned an album with music by Laura Netzel, as well as a recording with the Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Diary, with works by, among others, Salonen and Stravinsky. In the spring of 2020, Broman filmed a noted recording of her playing all eight parts of Felix Mendelssohn’s String Octet. Since then she has made another two recordings according to a similar concept, A Room of One´s Own to Malin Broman x 8 by Britta Byström, and a recording with the solo contra bassist of The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rick Stotijn.

Malin Broman is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and Professor of Viola at the Edsbergs Institute of Music. In the spring of 2019, she was awarded H.M. the King’s eighth size medal for her considerable contributions to the Swedish music industry. She plays a Stradivarius violin from 1709 and a Bajoni viola from 1861, borrowed from the Järnåker Foundation.

Internationellt hyllad för sin musikaliska integritet och omisskännliga musikalitet är Jacob Reuven en av vår tids mest efterfrågade mandolinspelare. Reuvens breda musikaliska horisont omfattar en repertoar som sträcker sig från barock till samtida konstmusik.

Jacob Reuven studerade för professor Simha Nathanson vid Beer Sheva Music Conservatory och senare för professor Motti Smidt vid Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Han har framträtt som solist vid ett flertal prestigefulla internationella festivaler, såsom Dresden Music Festival, Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival och Festival Mandolines de Lunel. Han har samarbetat med dirigenter som Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Antonio Pappano, Mendi Rodan och Zsolt Nagy. Han har turnerat världen över och har i Israel spelat med orkestrar som Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra och Israeli Sinfonietta.

Reuven är medlem i den prisbelönta Kerman Mandolin Quartet liksom i Barrocade: the Israel Baroque Collective, med vilka han ofta framträder som solist. Därtill är han medlem i Ensemble Maktub, en ensemble med fokus på klassisk arabisk musik. Reuven är en väl ansedd pedagog och professor vid Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Han är också konstnärlig ledare vid Beer Sheva Music Conservatory.

Approximate concert lenght: 1 h 30 min including intermission