Wednesday August 8 at the Royal College of Music
15.55 Kajsa Dahlström is a singer and a music therapist, educated at the folk music program and the Music Therapist education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
”Kulning”, or calling, is a form of communication which has been used for many hundred years in Sweden when herding cattle. The sound can reach several kilometers and by singing different melodies you could send different signals to one another. In that way you could communicate over a long distance ages before the mobile phone was invented. It was also a way of calling in your cows and goats. They recognized the voice and came when they heard the calling.
The pianist Staffan Scheja made his debut at fourteen with Herbert Blomstedt and the Swedish Radio Orchestra.
After studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm he was accepted to the Juilliard School in New York, studying with Rosina Lhevinne, Ilona Kabos and Ania Dorfmann.
After receiving the highest prize in the Busoni International Competition in 1975 he has given concerts all over the world with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, David Zinman, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sixten Ehrling, Okko Kamu and with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the French Radio Orchestra in Paris, the NHK in Tokyo, the English Chamber Orchestra and with all the major Scandinavian orchestras.
He has made numerous recordings with EMI, BIS, Vanguard, LCM receiving two Swedish grammy Awards.
He is a frequent adjudicator in competitions such as Queen Elisabeth, Sendai, Clara Haskil and Stanislav Neuhaus.
Staffan Scheja is the founder and artistic director of the Gotland Chamber Music Festival on the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea and resides in Stockholm, where he is a professor of piano and Deputy Rector of the Royal College of Music.
Scheja is the vice president of the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden.
Thursday August 9 at Rönneberga
08.40 Gitte Pålsson, eurhythmics teacher and music therapist, educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, with folk musical/musical roots in Skåne (in the very south of Sweden), Bolivia and the world.
Lena Risdal, Cello, is an educated eurythmics teacher mostly working as a music teacher in a special school. Presently she works at a school for children with speech- and language disturbances. Lena is studying at the music therapist program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, she plays the cello in the St. Mathew Symphony Orchestra and of course with Olga Vetosjkina!
Olga Vetosjkina, Accordion, After finishing her studies at the College of Music in Russia, Olga came to Sweden as an exchange student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Her instrument is called bayan in Russia, but the international name of it is accordion. Olga loves tango, but also plays classical music, folk music, contemporary music and popular music for accordion.
Lena and Olga started playing together at the end of their music therapy practicum at a retirement home in the autumn of 2016. At a workshop at the end of the period they performed for the first time as a duo and discovered that the combination of cello and accordion works very well in different genres.
Friday August 10 at Rönneberga
Morning Music Making, Lena Uggla och Barbro Netin Olofson
Lena Uggla, music therapist educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, GIM therapist and PhD student at Karolinska Institutet. She has worked with children and music all her life and for the past 10 years as a music therapist at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge.
Barbro Netin Olofson Barbro Netin Olofson, music therapist, singer and vocal coach, educated at the Opera School in Gothenburg and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Barbro has been freelancing as a singer since the early 1980’s and for the past 14 years she has been working as a music therapist with children in school and at Lilla Erstagården, a children’s hospice.
Barbro Netin Olofson, mezzo soprano, music therapist, opera singer and vocal coach, educated at Opera School in Gothenburg and Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Barbro has been freelancing as a singer for many years and for the past 14 works as a music therapist with children with multiple disabilities in school and at a children’s hospice.
Roland Hogman, lute, theorb, is an educated guitar teacher and musicologist and has been studying renaissance- and baroque lute at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. He has performed at the Roýal Opera in Stockholm, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, and on Swedish Radio and Television, and he has been on tour in Europe, the Baltics and the former Soviet Union. Roland is a teacher in music history and performance practice at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Barbro and Roland have played together in different ensembles and occasionally as a duo since about 1990. They have given concerts in churches and chamber music halls with mostly Italian repertoire from the seventeenth and eighteenth century by composers like Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi and Vivaldi.
Saturday August 11 at Rönneberga
Ulrika Kron is educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and works on a freelance basis as a singer, vocal teacher and music therapist. She uses singing as a therapeutic tool and, among other things, works a lot with singing towards different target groups, eg people with autism, newly arrived immigrants etc.
Aingeala De Búrca, violinist, baroque violinist. holds an honours degree in Music from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in performance from the University of Limerick, and a Post-graduate Diploma in Music Therapy from the Welsh College of Music & Drama. She has worked with the major Irish orchestras, performed and recorded as a soloist and for various Irish theatre companies and numerous Irish rock bands.
Since 2015, Aingeala has been based in Stockholm where she combines performing with teaching, music and Alexander Technique workshops.
Kristina Aspeqvist – Rhythm Workshop, with and without drums with the participants’ bodies, voice, keyrings etc. We will practice different rhythms using coordination and our ears. The instructor will then divide the group in parts and we will see what happens. We will play together with the sounds we have available in the surrounding area. Improvisation is welcomed! A few drums/percussion instruments will be available but no instruments or previous knowledge is needed.
Almost Motown is a powerful soul band consisting of ten women and men who are digging out the funkiest gold nuggets from Detroit, Chicago, New York and the sunny days of the South from the1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Black soul meets a modern Swedish interpretation! The band consists of three female singers with pondus who take turns in “leading”, backed by guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and an all-in brass section. Almost Motown are regular guests at classical and current music venues in Stockholm such as Blidösund, Engelen and Lasse i Parken. Among the musicians is music therapist Ulf Jederlund.