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Magnus Svensson (Piano)

Born: Sweden

The Swedish pianist, Magnus Svensson, grew up in a musical family in the forests of southwestern Sweden. His father Lars is a carpenter and amateur violinist and it is from him that Magnus found his love of classical music. But it wasn't until the age of 15 that Magnus began his serious piano studies. He gained wisdom and musical knowledge from professor Stella Tjajkowski at the Gothenburg School of Music. Tjajkowski remained his principal teacher until he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with a post graduate diploma in music performance as well as the honorary medal for best student in 1998. During his graduate studies, Magnus studied with professor Staffan Scheja as well as Dmitri Bashkirov. He also took classes in lied-interpretation for Geoffrey Parsons in London.

Magnus Svensson has established himself as a prominent interpreter of the classical piano literature. He works not only as a soloist but as a chamber musician and accompanist. Over the years has gained an extensive repertoire, with an emphasis on Baroque and classicism and has dedicated entire recitals to the works of J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, W.A. Mozart and Robert Schumann. His concert engagements have taken him to USA, Germany, France, England, the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Russia, the Baltic States and all the Scandinavian countries, including Iceland, the Faeroes and Greenland.

Magnus Svensson currently has three solo piano CD's, "Svensson Plays Bach" released in 2001, "Svensson Plays Mozart" released in 2003 and "Schumann & Kokkonen", released in 2006. The CD's were produced by David G. Christensen of Seattle Washington

Source: Magnus Svensson Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

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