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Albin Axelsson


F. Liszt: Concert etude no. 3 "Un Sospiro”

J. Haydn:  Sonata no. 31 in A-flat major, Hob XVI-46, first mvt.

Albin Axelsson is a 19 years old pianist from Sweden. He was born in Uppsala and is currently studying with prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist and Mikael Kanarva at Musikhögskolan Ingesund (Ingesund School of Music).

Albin started to play the piano at the age of five. Before coming to Ingesund he was studying piano with pedagogues Angelika Vestman (2013-2018, Pianisten, Umeå), Irina Matvejeva (2011-2013, Pianisten, Umeå) and Elisabeth Ejdertorp (2005-2011, ”Tio små fingrar”, Uppsala).

Albin is also a well-known face in the music life of Umeå, his previous city of residence for 8 years. In this city of Northern Sweden, he has participated and played in many events including playing at the Spring Graduation of Umeå University and giving solo recitals, most notably at Norrlandsoperan. There he also received ”Norrlandsoperans musikstipendium” for ”showing talent and promise at his instrument”, a scholarship given to a student showing musical talent of considerable kind and was also offered the opportunity to play with the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlandsoperan.

He has participated in masterclasses with internationally renowned pianists and pedagogues such as the legendary Russian pianist Mikhail Voskresensky and Balázs Fülei, head of the chamber music department at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest.

Albin has not only enjoyed concert activities in his home town Umeå but has also played in other parts of Sweden, for example the Steinway Festival in Stockholm. Aside from Sweden he has also successfully participated in concerts in Denmark and Hungary, one of which was broadcasted on Hungarian radio.

Round 1


J. S. Bach: Bach prelude and fugue in D-minor WTC book 1
J. Haydn: Sonata no. 31 in A-flat major, Hob XVI-46, 1st mov.

F. Liszt: Concert Etude No. 3 "Un Sospiro”
S. Prokofiev: Etude in D minor op.2 no.1

 
Round 2


Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles Op .29
R. Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26


Round 3


W.A Mozart: Concerto No. 23 in A major K. 488

Biography:​

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Nordic Country represented: Sweden

Institution: Musikhögskolan Ingesund

Name of present teacher: Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist