SVEN-DAVID SANDSTRÖM: THE HIDDEN TREASURE
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 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 orchestra’s high-quality music making as well as its collaborations with internationally renowned composers, conductors and soloists have been rewarded with numerous prizes and accolades.
Permanent home of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1979 is Berwaldhallen, the Swedish Radio’s concert hall. In addition to the seated audience, the orchestra reaches millions of listeners on the radio and the web through Klassiska konserten i P2. Several concerts are also broadcast and streamed on Berwaldhallen Play and in 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 orchestra is also proud to have Klaus Mäkelä as its Principal Guest Conductor since 2018.
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, as well as Valery Gergiev, a regular guest conductor and co-founder of the Baltic Sea Festival.
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. She has been Artistic Director of Musica Vitae since 2015, and succeeded Sakari Oramo as Artistic Director of the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 2019. She has also been the Artistic Director of the Trondheim Soloists, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Gävle Symphony 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 Helen Grime, Britta Byström, Andrea Tarrodi and Daniel Nelson, and recorded both 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. In the spring of 2020, Broman filmed a noted recording of her playing all eight parts of Felix Mendelssohn’s string octet.
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.