Stig Nilsson - Violin

Stig Nilsson
came to Oslo in 1972 as leader of the Norwegian Opera Orchestra, after 5 years with the Swedish Radio Orchestra. He has a solid musical training with legends like Tibor Varga in Germany and Franco Gullli in Italy. Nilsson is perhaps best known in Norway as leader of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for over 30 years, from 1977 to 2008, including Mariss Janssons entire period as chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic. He is well-known as a chamber music player from the Oslo Trio (1974­2001) with the cellist Aage Kvalbein and the pianist Jans Harald Brattlie, whose awards include a Spellemann (Grammy) Prize and a Norwegian Music Critics Award. In 1996 he started Hardanger Music Festival, which has established itself as one of the leading classical festivals in Norway. In recent years Stig Nilsson has been a much sought-after soloist, chamber music player and orchestra leader, both at home and abroad.