Mats Widlund- piano
As a soloist Mats Widlund has regularly worked with all Sweden’s leading orchestras in more than 40 works and with such conductors as Thomas Dausgaard, Hans Graf, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leonard Slatkin, Leif Segerstam and Bruno Weil. His many piano recitals have included a series of Mozart’s complete piano sonatas in the Stockholm Concert Hall. He has performed in Japan, USA and many European countries.
Mats Widlund is a passionate chamber musician and have made several high acclaimed CD’s with some of the foremost Swedish instrumentalists in music by Beethoven, Ravel, Schostakovitch, Schönberg, as well as contemporary Swedish composers Edlund, Eliasson, Strindberg, Sandström Nilsson etc. As a soloist Mats Widlund has made hundreds of radio recordings and has also recorded Swedish piano music for several record companies. Particularly noteworthy are his recordings of Stenhammar’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Chandos Records), Rosenberg’s two Piano Concertos with Petter Sundqvist and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Daphne Records) and Dag Wirén’s Piano Concerto with Petri Sakari and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Caprice). He is artistic director of the Trelleborg Piano Festival since 2005 and the Chamber Music Festival in Sandviken since 1992 (together with flutist Tobias Carron).
Mats Widlund studied with Greta Erikson at Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1977-82 and with Sergio Marengoni in Brescia 1983-84. He also attended master classes with Guido Agosti, Vlado Perlemuter and Radoslav Kvapil. Mats Widlund was appointed professor at the Royal College of Music and Edsberg Manor 2002. He is regularly requested as guest professor (Aurora Chamber Music, Acc. Santa Cecilia Bergamo, Rome, Tallinn, Helsinki, Oslo eg.).