The Uppsala Chamber Soloists is a world-class string ensemble which today consists of five of Sweden’s foremost musicians.
The Uppsala Chamber Soloists
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, Klara Hellgren, violin, Brusk Zanganeh, violin, Ylva-Li Zilliacus, viola and Per Nyström, cello.
The ensemble has a substantial repertoire which ranges from Baroque music to contemporary works and they are often acclaimed for their imaginative and personal interpretations. The string quintets of Mozart and Brahms form the musical cornerstones, and the latter can be found on a highly acclaimed CD from 2013. The Uppsala Chamber Soloists are also frequently heard on the Swedish Radio’s classical music channel.
The ensemble’s makeup of five equally skilled string soloists, where all the violinists also play viola parts and no one has the role of leader, creates a special flexibility and dynamism in the musical expression. Their popular chamber music series at the Uppsala Concert and Congress Centre has given the ensemble a special status in Uppsala’s musical world. Each year a concert series is put together with six new, unique and well-balanced programmes, often together with well-known guest artists from the highest-ranked chamber music elite.
Uppsala Regional Music Organisation
As part of the Uppsala Regional Music Organisation they also give a number of concerts throughout the district in what is known as the “Concert Carousel”. The Uppsala Chamber Soloists are active role models for youngsters in “El Sistema Uppsala” and also give concerts as part of the Culture in Healthcare project. The much appreciated collaboration with the Gotland School of Music Composition is a regular feature of their activities. As concertmaster and as section leaders, the members of the ensemble form the foundation of the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra’s strings.