MAR/APR 2008

Dear All,

Here comes a long newsletter covering March AND April. A busy time ahead with most concerts in Sweden this time, and one in Lithuania.

The first twelwe concerts are piano quartet concerts together with my friends, the Lendvai String Trio - Nadia Wijzenbeek, violin, Ylvali Zilliacus, viola and Marie Macleod, cello. We are playing a programme of music by Stenhammar, Mahler, Schnittke, Schubert and Fauré plus a little surprise! We are playing in the following places:

Tuesday 18 Mar 2008 at 7.00pm
National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Tuesday 25 Mar 2008 at 7.30pm
Artisten, Göteborg, Sweden
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Wednesday 26 Mar 2008 at 7.30pm
Kalmar Castle, Kalmar, Sweden
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Thursday 27 Mar 2008 at 7.30pm
Oskarshamns folkhögskola, Oskarshamn, Sweden

Friday 28 Mar 2008 at 7.30pm
Valhall, Hultsfred, Sweden

Sunday 30 Mar 2008 at 4.00pm
Carl Gustafs kyrka, Karlshamn, Sweden

Monday 31 Mar 2008 at 7.00pm
Alfvénsalen, Uppsala, Sweden
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Tuesday 1 Apr 2008 at 7.00pm
Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm, Sweden

Wednesday 2 Apr 2008 at 7.00pm
Västerås Concert Hall, Västerås, Sweden
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Thursday 3 Apr 2008 at 7.00pm
Folkets hus, Ludvika, Sweden

Saturday 5 Apr 2008 at 5.00pm
Culturum, Nyköpig, Sweden
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Sunday 6 Apr 2008 at 6.00pm
Folkets hus, Vänersborg, Sweden
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Then from the 9-20 April Stockholm celebrates the Olivier Messiaen centenary. I am playing in three concerts:

Saturday 12 Apr 2008 at 8.00pm in the Katarina church, Stockholm. This concert contains chamber and choral music by Messiaen including two Swedish preimeres. I will play the solo piano part in Trois Petites Liturgies de la présence Divine.
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Sunday 13 Apr 2008 in the Stockholm Concert Hall, Stockholm at 1.00pm. This concert contains all of Messiaen's bird music for solo piano, performed by 12 pianists. I will play La Bouscarle from Catalogue  d'oiseaux
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Friday 18 Apr 2008 at 6.00pm at Studio 2, Radiohuset, Stockholm. The Ekberg/Sturfält Piano Duo (Oskar Ekberg and myself) perform Messiaen's Visions de l'Amen for two pianos.
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Then finally I will take part in the Stockholm Concert Hall's composer weekend, this year dedicated to Anders Nilsson. I will play in three concerts all at the Stockholm Concert Hall:

Thursday 24 Apr 2008 at 7.30pm
Anders Nilsson Piano Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petter Sundkvist
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Sunday 27 Apr 2008 at 3.00pm
The world premiere of Anders Nilsson's Ballade for cor anglais and piano together with Helen Jahren
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Sunday 27 Apr 2008 at 5.00pm
Anders Nilsson's Five Orchesteral Pieces for Piano solo
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If you are still bravely reading on after all of that, I would like to thank you for your patience. And I hope that you will all have a lovely Easter.

Welcome to the concerts, as always.
Best wishes

Martin Sturfält