Swedish Violin Treasures
Zilliacus, Cecilia; Forsberg, Bengt
Two of Sweden's finest, award-winning musicians are back: Cecilia Zilliacus, violin, and Bengt Forsberg, piano. This time you can enjoy their intimate and astonishing interplay on their new album, "Swedish Violin Treasures", with wonderful but neglected works by Swedish late-romantics Helena Munktell, Harald Fryklöf, Algot Haquinius and Ika Peyron. With one exception it's all world premiere recordings! Cecilia Zilliacus is one of Sweden’s most accomplished violinists, working across the Nordic countries and Europe. Her versatile repertoire of solo and chamber music works has led her to cooperate with a vast number of composers and orchestras. As a soloist, she has performed with most Swedish symphony orchestras as well as many Nordic and European orchestras, such as BBC Wales, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. Bengt Forsberg is a Swedish concert pianist most famous for his numerous collaborations with the mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. He participated in her project to record songs written in the concentration camp of Terezín. Forsberg has a reputation as a champion of neglected music and composers. He is highly acclaimed as a recital accompanist and regularly plays alongside Mats Lidström and Nils-Erik Sparf.