The winner of the Soloist Prize in 2018 and P2 Artist 2018–2019, Cellist Amalie Stalheim presents Tchaikovsky’s elegant and playful Variations on a Rococo Theme. Conductor Dalia Stasevska makes a welcome return to Berwaldhallen with Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and also presents a sample of the following week’s Haydn concerts in Britta Byström’s Farewell Variations, inspired by Haydn’s Farewell Symphony.
The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra serves as a symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden. Regardless of where you live you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts or on their website, and several concerts are also shown on Swedish Television. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the best and most versatile orchestras in Europe – perhaps even in the world. Every year they perform well-loved works from the classical repertoire as well as new music by exciting contemporary composers such as Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Magnus Lindberg and Unsuk Chin. In addition they perform music from popular films and computer and video games and collaborate with leading jazz, pop and rock artists in a constant endeavour to develop and to break new ground.
From talented pupil to Jorma Panula, by way of assistant to Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish-Hungarian conductor Dalia Stasevska has achieved international renown as an acclaimed opera and concert conductor. She studied violin, viola and composition at the Tampere Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy, as well as conducting under Susanna Mälkki and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, among others. Her latest performance was Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Finnish National Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti at Den Norske Opera, and she has debuted with orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the BBC Symphony Orchestra of Wales. In 2009, Stasevska founded the Kamarikesä Festival in Helsinki to encourage other young musicians.