My musical passion began early. Long before beginning at school, I was sitting at the piano and teaching myself songs I heard. Then I started taking piano lessons at the age of 7 years and church organ lessong when I was around 12. At the age of 16 I graduated as a church organist (I might be the youngest ever to graduate as church organist in Sweden). Then I worked summers and weekends playing at weddings, funerals and services as well as giving concertos. I did a piano recording of Mozart’s piano sonata number 13 and also played Bach’s piano concerto number 1 at the 25-year anniversary of the local music school. Around year 1990 I also received the Gunnar Turesson award for my piano playing.
At the age of 18, I was accepted at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg for my church organ playing. By their jury I was given 50 of 50 points for organ playing and 39.2 or 40 points for piano playing. During this time I was also studying Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology. Combining both of these training was too much effort, so I had to select my career. I decided to complete my Master of Science in Engineering Physics and continue with music on my spare time. I continued with my music but didn’t play in public any longer.
Around 2007 I purchased Östen Warnerbring‘s grand piano. He was one of the most famous Swedish musicians in Sweden. I placed the grand piano in our summer house (we didn’t have space enough in our apartment) and it occupied half our living room there.
In 2015 I decided to record and publish my first album. I selected classical music pieces that I played early in my music career. Some of these pieces were among those that I played at my admission tests to the Academy of Music and Arts in Göteborg.
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Album: Con Brio (2015)
Frühlingsrauschen Op. 32 No. 3 (Rustle of spring) by Christian Sinding
Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 (first movement, Adagio sostenuto) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie
Intåg i Sommarhagen (Frösöblomster III) by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
Fantasie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor Op. 66 by Frédéric Chopin
Praeludium & Fuga No. 2 in C Minor BWV847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No 1 (Minute Waltz) by Fréderic Chopin
Arabesque No. 1 L. 66 No. 1 by Claude Debussy
Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat Major (first movement, Allegro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor Op. 3 No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Allegro Barbaro Sz. 49 BB. 63 by Béla Bartók
Etude Op. 10 No. 12 in C-Minor (Revolutionary) by Frédéric Chopin
Single: Chopin Etude Opus 25 No. 11 (2015) by Frédéric Chopin
Single: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (2016) by Edvard Grieg
Single: Kinderszenen: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (2016) by Robert Schumann
Single: Por Una Cabeza (2016) by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo La Pera