Per Lundberg, pianist
Per Lundberg was born in Stockholm in 1962 but grew up in Norrköping.
He studied with Marianne Jacobs (1975-79) and at the Swedish Broadcasting Music School at Edsbergs castle in Sollentuna (1979-82). His teachers were prof. José Ribera (piano), Frans Helmerson, Lars Frydén and Endre Wolf (chamber music). He continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna (1982-85) where he studied with prof. Heinz Medjimorec. In 1985 he gained his soloist’s diploma. During the years in Vienna he also took private lessons with Elisabeth Leonskaja.
Per Lundberg is internationally active as both soloist and chamber musician.
He has performed with some of the major Swedish symphony orchestras such as Göteborg, Helsingborg, Norrköping symphony orchestra and Chamber orchestra Musica Vitae Växjö.
He was the first Swede to perform the Lutoslawski piano concerto together with Göteborg’s symphony orchestra. The concert was recorded live by the Swedish Radio.
He is regularly engaged by the Scandinavian instrumental elite and has participated at the following festivals: Umeå International Chamber Music Festival, Festival in Pite Älvdal, Lappland Festival, Lyckå Chamber Music Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Tivoli Festival, Kaustinen Chamber Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival (Lübeck), Kissinger Sommer Festival(Frankfurt), Irish Houses Festival(Dublin).
Per Lundberg is regularly engaged by the Swedish Radio for studio recordings and concerts and since 1990 is a member of the Swiss ensemble Ars Amata Zürich, with whom he has performed in Switzerland, France, Germany and Sweden. He is also member of the Swedish piano trio, Trio Poseidon, together with Sara Trobäck, first concertmaster of the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra and Claes Gunnarsson, solo cellist of the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra .
Per Lundberg has worked with The Britten Quartet, London, Winterthurer Streichquartett, New Helsinki Quartet, Vilnius Quartet, Tale Quartet and Zetterqvist Quartet.
He has also collaborated with the trombonist Christian Lindberg. Together with Lindberg he has performed at venues such as Köln Filharmonien and De Doelen, Rotterdam, and made a CD for the CD company BIS.
He is one of the organizers of the successful Lyckå Chamber Music Festival that has its 20th anniversary celebrations in 2003.
He is also the organizer of the chamber concert series “Musik på Thielska” at Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm and regularly tours with the favourably reviewed programme “Preludium och Fuga” together with the author Niklas Rådström.
Per Lundberg holds the position of professor of chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Edsberg.