ON SUNDAY, June 8 the Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale concert and reception was held at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. Soprano Christina Nilsson, the Jenny Lind Scholar 2014, and pianist Thomas Rudberg, the Accompanist Scholar on the Jenny Lind Tour, performed a program with composers Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Sibelius and Stenhammar among others.
CHRISTINA NILSSON is a promising young soprano with a bright future. She won the Jenny Lind Scholarship 2014 for her “rich, charismatic and warm voice that expresses great artistry.” In 2011 she was accepted at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Despite her young age, she has sung in several operas, among them as Despina in “Cosi fan Tutte” and First Lady in “Magic Flute,” both by Mozart.
THOMAS RUDBERG is an accomplished pianist, who studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and continues his music studies at the Edsberg Music Institute. As a chamber musician and soloist he has toured in many countries. Together with violinist Yong-min Lee and cellist Erik Uusij?vi, he started the Edsbacka Piano Trio in 2008.