More about Per

I got already in my early years training to be a soloist, a chamber musician, an accompanist and a teacher.


When I was 11 years old, I gave my first full piano recital in a professional concert series. At that time , I also got to assist my piano teacher Bengt Utterström and I taught Anders, a piano student my age.

When I was 12 I had eight performances as a soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 19 with the Royal  Opera Orchestra in Stockholm.

My younger brother Hans, who studied violin, and I played a lot together, and when I was 14, we had our first full duo recital together. We had then already received quite a bit of training in playing with others in different combinations, including prima vista playing trios by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

When I was 16, I became the pianist for Birgitta Gyllings Vocal Studio in Malmö. One night a week I accompanied singers. This is in many ways quite different from playing with other instrumentalists. It was valuable to get in this way contact with the Opera and Lieder literature. It also gave quite a bit of training in prima vista playing and in transposing  up or down directly from the sheet music, depending on the needs of the singer.

I have over the years given duo recitals with various instrumentalists - violinists, viola players, cellists, flutists, clarinetists, oboists, horn players, trumpeters, trombonists. The repertoire at these duo recitals has partly been original works of these instruments - like Hindemith's Sonata for trombone and piano - or new works by contemporary composers. Moreover, I have at such recitals often played the orchestra part in solo concerts for these instruments.

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