Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand performs a series of concerts with distinguished guest musicians in honor of the ASF’s centennial year

The series highlights the repertoire of Scandinavian chamber music and its composers.


Portrait of a Composer: Tobias Broström
January 24, 2012
Tobias Broström (b. 1978) is one of Sweden’s rising stars in the music world. The evening includes the composer talking about his background and his work, as well as live performances of selected pieces. Born in Helsingborg, Broström studied percussion and composition at Malmö College of Music. Today his work is in high demand as he continually acquires new commissions. Recently, Broström composed solo concertos for Håkan Hardenberger, Karen Gomyo, and Per Tengstrand. In January 2012, his Double Concerto for Violin, Percussion, and Orchestra will be performed in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hal

Edvard Grieg & Franz Liszt
February 23, 2012
Considered by many the pianist of all pianists, Liszt was 32 years Edvard Grieg’s senior – Grieg was still a student in Leipzig when he first heard the composer play. At first rather cool in his impressions of the piano master, Grieg came to admire Liszt greatly. Over time Liszt became a mentor to Grieg, giving the young Norwegian recognition, encouragement, and support.

In the year that marks the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth, Per Tengstrand will play two masterpieces by each composer: Grieg’s most serious piano work, Ballade in G minor, Op. 24, and Liszt’s Sonata in B-minor, one of the greatest solo works of the Romantic era.



Photo Courtesy of ensemble mise-en

MON – 1-23-12 – 8:00 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)