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When: Monday, 29 May 2023 - Monday, 29 May 2023
The Chris Seabrooke Music Hall, Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:19:00

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Sören Hermansson is internationally known as a performer, recording artist and educator. He studied in Stockholm, Amsterdam and West-Berlin( Karajan-Academy) and has held orchestral positions in Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1988, Sören Hermansson has devoted his time to his solo career and teaching. His performances has brought him to North and South America,South Africa and to several countries in Europe.

He has been teaching at Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg,

Ingesund School of Music, Guest professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and between 1999-2006 Horn Professor at School of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He has given Masterclasses all over the US, in Europe, and is a frequent guest in Brazil. 

Sören Hermansson has commissioned and premièred a considerable amount of repertoire for horn (around 70 works). In addition, he has record many of these works and for that has received wide critical acclaim. Among the world première recordings, you can find Horn concertos by Anders Eliasson, Folke Rabe, Pehr-Henrik Nordgren and a TV-production of the Bengt Hambreus Horn concerto.

Among his recordings are also two CDs on the BIS label, with original music for Horn and Harp, together with harpist Erica Goodman.

Lately, Sören Hermansson is now focusing on commissioning new works for Horn and Electronics. Composers like Marie Samuelsson, Leilei Tian, Per Mårtensson, Joakim Sandgren, Åke Parmerud, Marcus Fjellström, Fredrik Olofsson, Tommy Zwedberg a o are writing for him.

His latest CD: HORN & SOUND features music for Horn and Electronics.

Ivo Nilsson was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at IRCAM in Paris. In 1989 he made his debute as a soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and as a composer with an Octet premiered by the Ensemble L’Itinéraire at Radio France.

Ever since his music has been performed by ensembles such as the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Cantus, DuoEgo, Either/Or, Ensemble Reconsil, Ensemble Son, International Ensemble Modern Akademie, KammarensembleN, Kammerensemble Neue Music Berlin, Kwartludium, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Orchestre des Flûtes Français, Orchestrutopica, Slowind and Vertixe Sonora.

And at festivals like the Biennale di Venezia, Chiffren festival (Kiel), Chigiana (Siena), EMUfest (Rome), Enescu festival (Bucarest), Gaudeamus Music Days (Amsterdam), Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival, Ilhom (Tashkent), IRCAM, Musica (Strasbourg), New York City Electroacoustic Music festival, EMUfest (Rom), Roaring Hoofs (Mongolia), 2 Days and 2 Nights (Odessa), Sonorities (Belfast), Spazio Musica (Cagliari), Spectra (Tirana), Time of music (Viitasaari), Ultima (Oslo), Warsaw Automn and the ISCM World Music Days in Hong-Kong, Stockholm and Zagreb.

He is a member of the ensembles Axelsson & Nilsson-duo, MA and KammarensembleN and a frequent guest in ensembles such as Klangforum and Ensemble Modern. And he is a recording artist on the labels Alice, Ariadne, BMG, Caprice, Chamber sound, DBP, Phono Suecia, SFZ & Wergo.

Ivo Nilsson was the artistic director of the Stockholm New Music festival in 2003 & 2005.

In 2007 he was awarded the Interpreters price from the Society of Swedish Composers.

In 2017 he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. 

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