Finnish-born cellist Johannes Rostamo is one of Scandinavia’s leading musicians.
Since his soloist debute with the Stockholm Philharmonic in 2008, he has performed around the world as soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician.
In 2008 Johannes became principal cellist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest principal cellist with the the Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony,Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestras. In addition, he is a regular guest in the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and a founding member of the Stockholm-based chamber music group Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble as well as the newly found baroque ensemble Orfeus Barock.
He has performed as soloist with several Scandinavian orchestras with conductors such as Sakari Oramo, Dima Slobodeniouk, Hannu Lintu, Andrew Manze and Mats Rondin. His debut recording, Joonas Kokkonen’s Cello Concerto with Paul Magi and the KMH Symphony Orchestra (recorded live in Tallinn in 2006), was released in 2009.
Johannes plays a cello by Antonio Stradivarius “Magg”,1698 generously loaned for him by a benefactor in Stockholm.
Simon Crawford-Phillips has established an extraordinarily varied career as soloist, chamber musician, lieder accompanist and most recently as a conductor.
Performances this season include several recitals from Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw and the Royal Festival Hall together with artists such as Adrian Brendel, Pekka Kuusisto, Anthony Marwood, Mark Padmore, Lawrence Power, the Elias Quartet and the Colin Currie Group. As a conductor he makes his debut with Musica Vitae and Dala Sinfonietta and returns to the Swedish Radio Orchestra as well as assisting Daniel Harding at the Verbier festival.
He has recently given world premieres of music by Steve Reich and Mark-Anthony Turnage as well as working alongside Sofia Gubaidulina, Simon Holt, Colin Matthews and Huw Watkins in performances of their own works.
Simon Crawford-Phillips is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Trio. During the last 15 years they have recorded extensively for Naxos and made radio broadcasts throughout Europe and Australia. Future plans include returning to the Lammermuir festival and a UK tour culminating in a BBC broadcast from Wigmore Hall. He has also appeared regularly as a guest pianist and conductor with the Nash Ensemble giving a series of recitals at Wigmore Hall and working together with Sarah Connolly and Claire Booth.
Future plans include returning to the Bath Mozart, Evian, Meidän, Savannah and Verbier festivals as well as a US recital tour with Lawrence Power and other collaborations at LSO St.Lukes, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.
In June 2010, Simon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He holds a teaching position at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama. CDs due for release this year are on the Hyperion, Channel Classics and LSO live labels.
Malin William Olsson alternates as concert master in the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2011. She also guests Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the European Chamber Orchestra.
For three years she was a member of the Talisker Quartet, and participated with the group in the Banff International String Competition in 2007. She also is the member of the pop group Se Lest, where classical music meets pop. Malin plays a Giaccomo Zanoli, Italy 1751, on loan from the Järnåker Foundation.
In 2008 Malin Broman was appointed as concert master of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. She now combines this position with her international career as soloist, artistic director, chamber musician and pedagogue. She has also been invited as guest leader with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestra. From 2015 she will become Artistic Director for the swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vitae.
As a soloist, she has appeared with BBC Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the Fields, Copenhagen Philharmonic and others. She is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio, and was a member of the Nash Ensemble between 2004-2010 – during which time she made her debut at BBC Proms. Currently she is a professor of viola at the Edsberg Institute of Music in Stockholm.
In 2008 she was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Malin plays a 1782 Guadagnini violin and a 1861 Bajoni viola, both on loan from the Järnåker foundation. www.malinbroman.com
Bass player Rick Stotijn is a successful soloist and chamber music player. He is the leader of the bass section at the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and guests several other orchestras in this function: the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra amongst others. He has performed as soloist with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Rotterdam Symphony Orchestra and others, and performs as chamber musician with Robert Holl, Cecilie Huijnen and Julius Drake.
Rick Stotijn received his first lessons at the age of eight, studied at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with his father Peter Stotijn where he graduated with the highest distinction. Later on he studied with Bozo Paradzik at the Hochschule in Freiburg.
He performs on a Raffaele & Antonio Gagliano double bass, generously loaned by by the
National Musical Instrument Foundation. More about Rick Stotijn www.rickstotijn.com
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