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Anders Kjellberg Nilsson

Viola, Violin

Anders Kjellberg Nilsson

Anders Kjellberg Nilsson, born in Oslo in 1983, is today one of Norway's most active violinists.

He has performed as soloist with all of Norway's symphony orchestras and he frequently performs as chamber musician and ensemble leader. He studied in Oslo, Berlin and Stockholm, with teachers Alf Richard Kraggerud, Stephan Barratt-Due, Ulf Wallin and Detlef Hahn.

Anders is a frequent guest concert-master with many of the top Scandinavian orchestras and, as an orchestra leader, he has an extensive collaboration with the Wermland Opera orchestra and the Trondheim Soloists. On the 2L label he directs the Trondheim Soloists in their Grammy-nominated album "Divertimenti".

Playing both violin and viola, his strong commitment to chamber music has led to collaborations with artists such as Simon Trpceski, Kathryn Stott, Truls Mørk, Janine Jansen and Martin Fröst.

Since 2008 he has been artistic director of the Hardanger Music Festival, which every spring presents around 30 concerts dedicated to chambermusic, folkmusic and stunning nature.

Photo: Pål Solbakk

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Trace of Impressions Reviews
"The very opening piano phrase - a round, warm tone as rich as dark chocolate - makes it instantly clear that this is going to be a superior disc, and so it proves. I've long admired Sveinung Bjelland's pianism: it's alert and sensitive and thoroughly intelligent. Andres Kjellberg Nilsson proves just as good a violinist, with an unusual range of colour and effect: the expressive range he brings to the 'Blues' central movement of the Ravel G major Sonata typifies his ability to let you hear more than you realised was there. In a CD of music as well known as the two grand-daddies of French impressionism it's not easy to make the music sound completely fresh, but Kjellberg Nilsson and Bjelland do just that. You can hardly ask for more."
Martin Anderson, Classisk Music Magazine, November 2013

The program on this new CD is made up of the best known and most frequently performed works by the two great French masters, with two sonatas by Ravel and one by Debussy. Ravel's "Sonata posthumous" is rather rare, but in return we get served the known and beloved audience favorites "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair", "Pavan for a Dead Princess" and "Vocalize in the form of a habanera". The whole release is a delight from beginning to end.

Anders Kjellberg Nilsson was born with a lyrical and poetic vein. His tone is sweet but not sentimental, and he makes music with a sensibility that is both heart stopping as well as grabbing and touching the listener. In Sveinung Bjelland, Anders has found a partner who really is taking note. They match each other perfectly. The sound, signed "Lindberg", provides a natural and clear overall impression and it's interesting to have the Ravel and Debussy sonatas so close to each other. You are amazed at how different they are, despite the fact that they belong to the same musical 'region', and Ravel's 'Blues' is an irresistible creation.
Kjell Hillveg, Dagsavisen (Oslo), April 2014


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