In one of Dvořák’s most played and beloved works, the symphony he wrote during his years in the United States, he lets the Czech musical tradition meet Native American influences, here interpreted by the acclaimed conductor Elim Chan. Elizabeth Ogonek’s intense piece In Silence was inspired by baroque composer Heinrich Ignaz von Biber, and written for violinist Benjamin Beilman, who visits the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra for the first time.

The concert will be broadcasted on the Swedish Radio P2 on November 11 at 7.03 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.

Elim Chan har varit chefsdirigent för Antwerpens symfoniorkester sedan 2019 och gör sin sista säsong 2023/24, under vilken hon bland annat kommer turnera med orkestern i Benelux-länderna med bland annat Gustav Mahlers fjärde symfoni och tillsammans med solister som cellisten Sol Gabetta och violinisten Midori. 2018–2023 var hon gästdirigent för Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Andra höjdpunkter under säsongen 2023/24 är debuter på Salzburgfestivalen och med orkestrar som Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Berlin, New Yorks filharmoniker, Orchestre Métropolitain i Montreal, samt DR Symfoniorkestret och WDR Västtyska Radions symfoniorkester. Hon kommer även att gästa Los Angeles filharmoniker, St. Louis symfoniorkester, Oslo-filharmonien och Philharmonia Orchestra i London, bland andra. Våren 2023 tillkännagav Kastilien och Leóns symfoniorkester i Valladolid ett treårigt samarbete med Chan, med fokus på Igor Stravinskys baletter.

Elim Chan är uppvuxen i Hong Kong och har studerat vid Smith College i Massachusetts samt vid universitetet i Michigan. I december 2014 blev hon den första kvinnliga vinnaren av Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, vilket ledde till en tjänst som assisterande dirigent säsongen 2015/16 för Londons symfoniorkester. Säsongen därpå antogs hon till Los Angeles-filharmonikernas Dudamel Fellowship-program. Hon har även deltagit i mästarkurser för Bernard Haitink i Luzern.


Julia Kretz-Larsson is the assistant first concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She is also a member of the chamber music ensemble Spectrum Concerts Berlin who, in addition to having their own concert series at the Berlin Phiharmonic, has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She is a former member of both the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and leader of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

She is also an active chamber musician, having performed with Janine Jansen, Isabelle Faust, Cecilia Zilliacus, Torleif Thedéen and others, and played at internationally renowned festivals in Salzburg, Utrecht and Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the Schubertiade in Voralberg and Vinterfest in Mora, Sweden. She has recorded chamber works for labels such as BIS, dB and Harmonia Mundi, and the 2018 album Amanda Maier vol. 3 was awarded a Swedish Grammy Award. As a member of the Julius Stern Piano Trio, she has won prizes at international competitions in Florence, Berlin and Trieste.

Julia Kretz-Larsson teacher violin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. She is a Berlin native, has studied under Professor Marianne Boettcher, under Professor Thomas Brandis at the Berlin University of the Arts, and in Prague for Josef Suk.

American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits across the globe for his compelling and impassioned performances, his deep rich tone and searing lyricism. He studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago, Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy.

Beilman has received several prestigious awards, including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a London Music Masters Award. In 2010, he won First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and First Prize at the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition, as well as the People’s Choice Award. Beilman recorded Prokofiev’s complete sonatas for violin on the Analekta label in 2011. In 2016, he released his first disc for Warner Classics titled Spectrum, featuring works by Stravinsky, Janacek, and Schubert.

In past seasons, Beilman has performed with many major orchestras worldwide including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Sydney Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra both at home and at Carnegie Hall.

Beilman plays the “Engleman” Stradivarius from 1709 generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

Approximate concert lenght: 1 hour 30 minutes including intermission