Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Above are the members of the RSPO Orchestra Academy 2020-21, standing in Konserthuset Stockholm. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes them all to an exciting year of music!
The eleven students of the academy are carefully chosen through a selection process, where the last stage is an on-site audition in front of a jury with musicians from the orchestra. The students all take part in several regular productions with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the year, giving them extensive first-hand experience in the daily life as an orchestra musician.
Laura de OliveiraHorn
Genre: Chamber music
Closing concert with this season's academy musicians.Saturday 3 June 2023 15.00
Photo: Mats LundqvistGenre: Chamber music
Finale with the RSPO Orchestra Academy Finalkonsert
Closing concert with this season's academy musicians.
Saturday 3 June 2023 15.00Ends approximately 16.15
Since 2016, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO) offers one year of training on site at Konserthuset Stockholm. The RSPO Orchestra Academy aims to give participating musicians heightened knowledge and understanding of the profession by giving them the possibility to work with – and alongside – one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras.
The young musicians receive individual tuition on their instrument by tutors that are predominantly leaders and principals of the orchestra. In addition, extensive chamber music playing is a vital part of the course. In this case, it’s the final consert with the students of the season 2022/23.
Samuel Barber’s Summer Music is a wind quintet with some bluesy ingredients. This is followed by Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence. Its title, Memory from Florence, indicates where he began composing it. Finally wind players and strings are gathered together to perform Swedish composer Johannes Pollak’s Elegy, a piece premiered by the RSPO Orchestra Academy of 2020, now returning in a version adapted for this year’s academists.
The musicApproximate times
Samuel Barber Summer Music for wind quintet12 min
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence35 min
Johannes Pollak Elegy13 min
- Astrid Lagg flute
- Olivier Thomas oboe
- Maria Rubio Carrión clarinet
- Urska Zupan clarinet
- Paula Richter bassoon
- Laura de Oliveira french horn
- Andreas Nyström percussion
- Erik Arnberg violin
- Won-Hee Lee violin
- Karolina Bednarz viola
- Vidar Andersson Meilink viola
- Hillevi Rasmusson Klingberg cello
- Hanna Dahlkvist cello