Nov. 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Mar. 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi has firmly established himself on the classical music scene as one of Europe’s most interesting young soloists. Recent orchestral highlights include performances with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchèstre de Paris, Orchestra Filharmonia Veneta, and Weimar Staatskapelle. In 2012-13 he tours his homeland, appearing with orchestras such as The Gävle Symphony Orchestra with Yordan Kamzdhalov performing Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra with Michael Francis featuring the Elgar Cello Concerto. His festival appearances this season include the Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival, Kempten’s Fürstensaal ClassixFestival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Amsterdam Cello Biennale, Verbier Festival at Schloss Elmau, and the Juventus Festival. He will also undertake a duo recital tour with Simon Crawford-Phillips, performing Beethoven sonatas. In 2011-12 he was a European Concert Hall Organization Rising Star and was awarded the Norwegian Soloist Prize. While still a student, he won first prizes in all national music competitions in Sweden, most notably the prestigious Soloist Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Part of the award was the recording and release of his critically acclaimed recital CD Jakob Koranyi, cello featuring works by Britten, Ligeti, and Brahms. Mr, Koranyi plays on an 1850 Giovani Dollenz cello from Trieste, kindly on loan from the Järnåker Foundation. He is an Artist of the Chamber Music Society and a former member of CMS Two.