The star Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk interprets Antonín Dvořák’s romantic Cello Concerto in B minor, an audience favourite ever since its premiere in 1896, and the most played and recorded of all cello concertos. The programme also features Carl Nielsen’s dramatic Fifth Symphony, in which the snare drum plays a very special role. Jukka-Pekka Saraste leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will be broadcasted live on Berwaldhallen Play and at the Swedish Radio P2 January, Friday 28 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.

Jukka-Pekka Saraste är sedan sommaren 2023 nytillträdd chefsdirigent och konstnärlig ledare för Helsingfors stadsorkester. Han var tidigare chefsdirigent för WDR Symfoniorkester i Köln 2010–2019. Dessförinnan chefsdirigent och konstnärlig ledare för Oslo-Filharmonien 2006–2013, sedermera utnämnd till den norska orkesterns förste hedersdirigent någonsin.

Han har tidigare tjänstgjort hos bland andra Skotska Kammarorkestern, Finska Radions Symfoniorkester – hos vilka han numera är hedersdirigent – och Torontos Symfoniorkester. Han är grundare av och konstnärlig ledare för Finländska Kammarorkestern och medgrundare av stiftelsen LEAD! som erbjuder mentorprogram för unga dirigenter och solister.

Saraste har gästat alla stora världsorkestrar, från Londons Filharmoniska Orkester, Gewandhausorkestern i Leipzig, NHK Symfoniorkester i Tokyo och Orchestre de Paris till San Franciscos Symfoniorkester, New Yorks Filharmoniker, Bostons Symfoniker, samt alla de stora skandinaviska orkestrarna. På senare år har han även etablerat sig som operadirigent med stora framgångar vid Theater an der Wien och Bayerska Statsoperan i München.

Han har spelat in samtliga symfonier av Jean Sibelius och Carl Nielsen med Finska Radions Symfoniorkester. Med Torontos Symfoniorkester har han spelat in verk av Béla Bartók, Henri Dutilleux och Sergej Prokofjev. Och med WDR Symfoniorkester i Köln har han spelat in bland annat Arnold Schönbergs Pelleas och Melisande, Gustav Mahlers symfonier nr 5 och 9, samt Beethovens samtliga symfonier.

Saraste har en förkärlek för romantiska orkesterverk, i synnerhet sådana av Beethoven, Bruckner, Sjostakovitj, Stravinsky och Sibelius, och är internationellt hyllad för sina Mahler-tolkningar. Han har tilldelats Pro Finlandia-medaljen, Sibelius-medaljen, finska statens musikpris, och 2023 förärades han Kommendörstecknet av Finlands Lejons orden. Han är hedersdoktor vid universiteten i York och Toronto samt vid Sibelius-Akademin i Helsingfors.

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.

With a combination of artistic integrity, intensity and elegance, the cellist Truls Mørk has played his way to the very top as a soloist. He performs with the foremost orchestras around the world and has recently performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris and Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, to mention but a few. Mørk has recorded the great solo concerts of Dvořák and Elgar, as well as Britten and Shostakovich, and also the collective Cello Suites of both Bach and Britten. He has also begun touring with the pianist Behzod Abduraimov. Mørk is dedicated to contemporary music and has performed more than 30 works, such as Krzysztof Penderecki’s Concerto for Three Cellos, Hafliði Hallgrímsson’s Cello Concerto and Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Towards the Horizon.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 45 minutes including intermission

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