Stockholm Chamber Music: Christian Svarfvar from Bach to Schubert
Location: City Museum, auditorium floor 2
Price: 100–275 SEK
One of Scandinavia’s absolute top violinists with guests invites you on a journey through time in tones.
Stockholm Chamber Music takes residence in City Museum!
During the third concert of the series, we meet one of Scandinavia’s absolute top violinists and delve into Franz Schubert’s famous Arpeggione Sonata. A work that carries a strange and unique history. Composed in 1824 for an unusual and now rare instrument called the “arpeggione” — a hybrid between guitar and cello — the work has become a gem in the classical repertoire for other instruments. The sonata challenges the musicians to explore a wide range of emotional expressions, from deep sadness to uplifting joy, and creates a special musical atmosphere that grips the listener.
Then we take you on a captivating experience through Rodolphe Kreutzer’s work for violin, viola, and guitar, where the timbres of the instruments are united in harmonic unity. Here, the magic of music meets and creates a sound world of deep feeling and playing joy.
We also meet Johann Sebastian Bach’s captivating world of violin sonatas. These masterpieces carry an outstanding combination of virtuosity and rich musical expressiveness.
We conclude in Stockholm with J.H. Roman, often called “the father of Swedish music,” and his beautiful trio sonata in E minor. A composer who, like no other, has left his mark on Swedish music history.
Christian Svarfvar, violin
Swedish violinist Christian Svarfvar has established himself as one of Scandinavia’s most interesting and sought-after soloists. He grew up in a family of musicians and showed exceptional talent at an early age. At only 12 years old, he made his debut in Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
In 2008, Christian Svarfvar was named Rising Star by Stockholm Concert Hall and the European Concert Hall Organization, and since then he has regularly performed with leading symphony orchestras in Europe.
Praised for his virtuosity and beautiful tone, he has performed as a soloist in sold-out concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Simon Bolivar Concert Hall in Caracas, Cité de La musique in Paris, Kölner Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux arts in Brussels, Seoul Art Center, Birmingham Symphony, and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
Göran Fröst, viola
David Härenstam, guitar
The concerts are made possible with support from Region Stockholm and Längmanska kulturfonden.