Sven-David Sandström

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St Matthew Passion Premieres

Olle Persson and Sven-David Sandström outside the Berliner Philharmonie. Photo Tina Sjögren

Olle Persson and Sven-David Sandström outside
the Berliner Philharmonie
Photo: Tina Sjögren

Following the successful world premiere in Berliner Philharmonie on 16 February, Sandström's St. Matthewpassion will receive its Swedish premieres in Stockholm on 16 April and Uppsala on 17 April. The line-up will be the same as in Berlin, except for the orchestra. Stefan Parkman will conduct the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin, the Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala and Gävle Symphony Orchestra...

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New video portrait

Watch the new video portrait, Sven-David Sandström - In the Footprints of Bach!

Sandström belongs to the foremost choral composers of our time. His music is performed by choirs all over the world. Since the 90s he has composed a large amount of sacred music and works in the footprints of Bach...

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St Matthew Passion in Berlin 2014

Stefan Parkman

Stefan Parkman

The premiere date for Sandström's monumental St. Matthew Passion has now been set to the 16 February 2014. Stefan Parkman will lead the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin and the Staatskapelle Halle in the world premiere in the Berliner Philharmonie...

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Stunning Requiem premiere in Stockholm

Katija Dragojevic, Elin Rombo and Gustaf Sjökvist at the world premiere of Sandström's Requiem. Photo © Arne Hyckenberg

World premiere of
Sandström's Requiem
© Arne Hyckenberg

Sven-David Sandström's Requiem received its world premiere in a crowded Berwaldhallen in Stockholm on 22 March. Gustaf Sjökvist conducted the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir and four vocal soloists in a stunning performance which received a standing ovation and rave reviews...

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Sven-David Sandström returns to Bloomington

Indiana University

Sven-David Sandström has gladly accepted an invitation to return to Indiana University in Bloomington as professor of composition. Sandström held the post as professor of composition between 1999 and 2008, and now returns for a three-year period, starting this September...

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