Prominent Swedish musicians established the chamber orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta, in 1980. Since its founding the orchestra’s calibre has successively grown, and its concerts are renowned for being of the highest international quality.
Stockholm Sinfonietta’s main concert hall is called Riddarhuset or The House of Nobility. It is located in the heart of Stockholm’s old town, Gamla Stan, where music has had a long tradition. It was here in 1731 that Johan Helmich Roman started Sweden’s first public music/concert works. In 1994 Stockholm Sinfonietta founded Riddarhusmusik (House of Nobility Music) which has become an important and popular part of the capital’s cultural life. At Riddarhuset and other concert halls Stockholm Sinfonietta has performed with some of the world’s best and most beloved conductors and musicians. Some examples include Neeme Järvi, Okko Kamu, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Anne Sofie von Otter, Barbara Hendricks, Malena Ernman, Peter Mattei, Bryn Terfel, Luciano Pavarotti, Håkan Hagegård, Frans Helmerson and Mstislav Rostropovitj.
Tours and CD recordings are performed and produced on a regular basis.
Stockholm Sinfonietta’s musicians are selected from various orchestras in Stockholm, such as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Court Orchestra, as well as freelance musicians.
In 2003 Stockholm Sinfonietta, in conjunction with its main sponsor Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers, set up “Svenska Dirigentpriset” or The Swedish Conductor’s Prize. It is a competition where young Swedish conductors vie to win €13 000, an opportunity to conduct several concerts with the chamber orchestra and a lot of positive media coverage.
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