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Cecilia Zilliacus

Over the years, audiences have embraced Cecilia Zilliacus’ equally tantalizing and warm interpretations of everything from the great classical and romantic works to contemporary chamber music and collaborations across genres – from the most prominent symphony orchestras, conductors and composers in Europe, to jazz musicians, folk musicians, singer-song writers and many others.

Cecilia Zilliacus’ efforts to draw attention to lesser-known composers, both male and female, have led to a very broad repertoire. She often greets her audiences with compositions written specifically for her. She collaborates regularly with internationally active musicians, composers and conductors and has recorded a number of acclaimed recordings, several of which have been rewarded with ”Grammis”. As a soloist, she has performed with most Swedish, as well as many Nordic and European symphony orchestras.

Cecilia Zilliacus is the artistic director of Katrina Chamber Music on Åland as well as of the Korsholm Music Festival in Vaasa, Finland. She is also a driving force in the Swedish string trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen which has been awarded a number of prizes. The trio is artistic director of the Stockholm Concert Hall’s chamber music series, ”Äntligen måndag” (Monday, at last). Zilliacus’ leadership is characterized by an open and spirited inducement to creative processes. She has played a large role in the inflow of Nordic and European composers and artists to Stockholm and Finland.

Cecilia Zilliacus received her education in Stockholm, Sweden and in Cologne, Germany. She is a professor of violin at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Her violin of many years is a Nicola Gagliano from the Järnåker Foundation.

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Programme

Mon
15.7.

Steve Reich (1936):

WTC 9/11 for string quartet and pre-recorded voices (2010)

Tue
16.7.

Lotta Wennäkoski (1970):

Sival for kantele and violin (2007)

Wed
17.7.

Sebastian Fagerlund (1972):

Guitar Quintet (2024, commissioned by Kuhmo Chamber Music, premier)

Wed
17.7.

Bohuslav Martinů (1890—1959):

Promenades, H. 274 for flute, violin and harpsichord (1939)

Thu
18.7.
Fri
19.7.

Igor Stravinsky (1882—1971):

Suite Italienne (1932)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in G, TWV 40:201 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in D, TWV 40:202 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in C, TWV 40:203 for four violins (1720)

Mon
22.7.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681—1767):

Concerto in A, TWV 40:204 for four violins (1720)