His marvellous touch and perfect control of the dynamics
were remarkable. With emotional involvement he led us far
around in the spectre of emotions in the concerto from the
elegantly playful to the explosive forceful cascades and
dramatic passages, from the intense poetic and dreamlike to
the happy and bubbly’.
The above quote from the Danish newspaper Jyllandsposten
sums up Niklas Sivelöv’s musicianship . He is a renowned
Swedish pianist with a brilliant technique and has, with his
background as composer, a profound understanding of music.
His repertoire extends from Beethoven to Lutoslawski,
including a number of contemporary Swedish composers.
Niklas Sivelöv made his soloist debut with the Royal
Stockholm Philharmonic performing the Bartok Second Piano
Concerto in 1991. His performance collaborations with
conductors include, among others, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif
Segerstam, Thomas Dausgaard, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Kees
Bakels, Alan Gilbert, Paavo Berglund and Kazufumi
Yamashita. He has performed with the leading orchestras in
Scandinavia, Tonhalle Zurich, Suisse Romande and orchestras
all over Europe.
Niklas Sivelöv is a dedicated chamber musician. He gives
recitals in prestigious venues all over the world and has
worked together with Mark Peskanov, Leonid Gorokhov,
Martin Fröst, Patrick Gallois, Oystein Baadsvik and Szymon Krzeszowiec
The distinctions Niklas Sivelöv has received are many and
impressive signifying his position as leading Swedish pianist.
His recording of own improvisations over Bellman’s music was
awarded the important The Independent Music Awards, where
he as the first Swede ever won the prize for the best classical
album and was elected Winner of Vox Populi poll, a
component of the 8th IMA program. Former winners include
names like Norah Jones, Tom Waits and Peter Gabriel.