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Niklas Sivelöv new guest professor of piano

Published: 3 November 2021

The internationally renowned concert pianist Niklas Sivelöv takes up a guest professorship in classical piano at the Academy of Music in Piteå, at Luleå University of Technology.

Niklas Sivelöv is one of Scandinavia's foremost classical pianists. He has an extensive discography behind him with releases on BIS, Caprice, Dacapo, Naxos, Toccata Classics and AMC Classical, among others, several of which have been awarded with Diapason d'Or, CHOK and the Penguin Rosette.

He has performed pieces with, among others, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle, Suisse Romand and the Prague Radio Symphony under the direction of conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kristjan Järvi, Sakari Oramo, Mario Venzago Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Grzegorz Nowak, Janos Prince and Leif Segerstam. Niklas Sivelöv has collaborated with a number of prominent soloists, including clarinetist Martin Fröst, cellist Leonid Gorokhov, flutist Patrick Gallois and violinist Zakhar Bron.

Composer of three symphonies

Niklas Sivelöv is also active as a composer. He has written six symphonies,six piano concertos and several chamber music pieces.

He is a professor of piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he is artistically responsible for the piano education.

Niklas Sivelöv grew up in Skellefteå, where he started playing the organ when he was six years old.