Renowned Swedish pianist Niklas Sivel?v performed at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 29

NIKLAS Sivel?v, a renowned Swedish pianist and the first Swedish artist inducted into the Steinway Hall of Fame, performed at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

WITH A REPERTOIRE THAT extends from Bach and Beethoven to Lutoslawski, including many contemporary Swedish composers, and with his brilliant technique and his background as a composer, he is regularly invited to perform with leading orchestras around the world.

DURING THIS Washington concert Mr. Sivel?v performed J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C minor Opus 111 and L. van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32, and after the intermission A.N. Skrjabin’s Sonata-Fantasy No. 2 in G-sharp minor Opus 19, Deux Morceaux Opus 57, Feuillet d’album Opus 58 and Deux Morceaux Opus 59, and finally B?a Bart?’s Sonata BB88.

NIKLAS Sivel?v’s many awards include the Diapason d’Or for his recording of Berwald’s “Piano Concerto,” a Cannes nomination for the best 20th century recording of Eina Englund’s “Piano Concerto No. 1,” the Independent Music Award for Best New Classical recording and the Vox Populi for improvisations inspired by Carl Michael Bellman and Penguin Record Guide’s highest marks for his recording of Piano works by Wilhelm Stenhammar and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger.

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