Musician. Violinist. Teacher
When I was five years old, I had my first lessons at the piano. After about five lessons I told my parents that I had learned enough so there was no need for more lessons. A few years later I realised that there was, after all, a thing or two still to be learned, so I started studying the piano again.
Shortly thereafter I began learning the violin, having been infected by the joy of a friend I saw playing. In the following years I had training with great teachers in Norway, Finland and Poland. After graduating from secondary school in Stockholm I left my native Sweden and continued my musical education at the Royal College of Music in London and later at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
In my playing I look for what makes the music speak the most, doing the composer justice and serving the music. I have had the fortune of studying both the piano and the violin at a professional level, which has given me the opportunity to study a large repertoire, getting to know works in-depth from two different perspectives.
Since I grew up with chamber music at home, I find it natural that I spend most of my time playing in small ensembles. The chamber music partners I have worked with include Saskia Giorgini, Eva Karpe, Andrej Kasik, Gregor Urban, Alba Ventura, Vida Vujic as well as my string quartet, the Lerchenfeld quartet.
I love discovering different kinds of music. As an example, I have taken part in several projects with the Pandolfis consort, recording five CDs on gut strings as first violin with the Austrian label Gramola with music by Haydn, Mozart and Vivaldi. I also took part in a project resulting in a recording for Naxos of exclusively female composers, most of them contemporary.
Another passion of mine is teaching. I see it as a privilege to follow a person’s development together with the instrument and to witness someone growing, both as a musician and as a human being. For this reason, I am very happy to work at Le Conservatoire in Vienna, where I teach students of all ages on both instruments.
I’m currently playing a violin by Pierre Silvestre from around 1825.
selection of projects.
Music by Béla Bartok among others
Concert as a part of the Transdanube chamber music project with Gregor Urban and friends
Music by J.S. Bach
Part of the project “Der Währinger Bach” in the Weinhauser Pfarrkirche in Vienna
Soloist in violin concerto G major KV 216 by W.A. Mozart
Vienna Konzerthaus with Nazanin Aghakhani and Sinfonia Academica.
Persian and Austrian music
Lutheran Church in Währing with Harald Demmer, Samaan Gholamie, Arne Kircher and Matthias Krampe
Divertimento by Simon Laks and the Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen
Lutheran City Church in Vienna with Reinhold Brunner, Arne Kircher and Matthias Krampe
Two trios op.70 by Beethoven
Mautner Schlössl in Vienna with Nikolaus Böhm and Gregor Urban
String quartets by Ali Schindloffsky
Roter Salon in Vienna with Fritz Kircher, Gerswind Olthoff and Konstantin Zelenin
Recording of Große Fuge by Beethoven
Beethoven museum in Vienna with Fritz Kircher, Gerswind Olthoff and Luis Zorita
Mozart flute quartet in D major KV 285 and Der Ewige Amadeus by Aaron Dan
Caprices Festival in Wiener Neudorf
Recital with music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Korngold
Caprices Festival in Wiener Neudorf with Andrej Kasik
Recording for Naxos “La Femme – Journey of Female composers” with Flaka Goranci
Trio concert with Saskia Giorgini and Arne Kircher in the concert cycle „musik:erleben“
Atrium Tulln in Austria
Concerts in the Brahms-Saal with the Haydn String Quartet
Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Soloist in the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Brahms-Saal in the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, with the Haydn String Quartet
Tours in Sweden and Belarus as a soloist with various orchestras performing concertos and concert pieces by Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Sarasate, Sibelius and Wieniawski.
Recitals in Austria, Belarus, Italy, Sweden, the UK as well as appearances at festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Gaming, Austria and the Ohrid Summer Festival in Northern Macedonia, Beethoven Gedenkstätte and the Transdanube Chamber music project in Vienna.