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MY HELLGREN - CELLIST

Born 1977 in Göteborg, Sweden

Education:

 

2004-2006 University of Gothenburg, SNOA – Master of orchestral playing

 

1998-2003 Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, performing musician

Teachers: Cello, prof. Morten Zeuthen. Chamber music, Tim Fredriksen

 

2002 Exchange student at Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique et Danse de Lyon, France. Teacher: prof. Yvan Chiffolo

 

1996-98 Music conservatory in Falun, Sweden.

 

Masterclasses; Arto Noras, Peter Wiespelway, Torleif Thedéen, Artis quartet.

 

 

Professional musical experience:

 

2005 - present

 

Working as substitute in orchestras such as:

GSO - Gothenburg symphony orchestra

Göteborgsoperan

Bergen Philharmonic

Malmö symphony orhestra (full time contract 6 months 2007)

 

Solo/chamber music concerts and projects:

(a selection)

 

2016

 

Recieved a working grant from Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee)

 

Concerts with ensemble Mimitabu at Sound of Stockholm, Atalante, Artisten, Cinnober (solo and chambermusic)

 

Concerts with Curious Chamber Players at Bludenz festival, Germany

 

Performing Ming Tsao´s opera ”Prosperos garden” with Gageego at the Gothenburg opera

 

Premiered the opera ”Akvarium” by Roger Assar Johansson with Man Must Sing at Atalante

 

Concerts with Makadam at Sound of Stockholm, Kalv festival, Konstepidemin

 

Performing with Scenatet at Warsaw Autumn festival (”Infinito nero” by S.Sciarrino and Angel view by Juliana Hodkinson) Concerts in Copenhagen and Hong Kong

 

Improvisation concert at Klubb Entra, Nefertiti

 

Release concert for ”Ghost inside ghost” album, music by Anna Eriksson

 

Performing ”The Bear”, opera by W. Walton with Opera Estrad at Kronhuset, Göteborg

 

 

 

2015

 

Recieved a working grant from Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee)

 

Concerts with Curious Chamber Players in New York (MATA festival and at DiMenna center) Khimaira Stockholm, Levande Musik Atalante

 

Concerts with Mimitabu in Stenhammarsalen (arr. Levande Musik), at Artisten with Klaus Lang, Malmö (RANK kompfest) Cinnober (solo and chamber music)

 

MonoMono releases a new album ”Två porträtt” and performs in Århus at ”Where were we” festival, Sound of Stockholm and in Gothenburg

 

Concert with Makadam at Khimaira, Sthlm

 

Concerts with Scenatet at Nordic Music Days in Copenhagen, Berlin (Radialsystem) and performing S.Sciarrino opera ”Infinito nero” at Maskinehallen Copenhagen

 

Performing in Alingsås with Maria Johansson on Soundweave and Lars Carlsson on electronics

 

Performing with MyLa (duo with Lars Carlsson) inVerona, Berlin and Geiger festival Göteborg

 

Soloconcert in Verona

 

Played ”In Vain” by G.F.Haas at Norrlandsoperan

 

 

 

2014

 

Recieved a grant from the city of Göteborg (Göteborgs stads kulturstipendium)

 

Soloconcert with Lars Carlsson on electronics at GAS-festival at Pustervik, Göteborg.

 

Performing at the Textile Sounds festival in Borås, with Maria Johansson on Soundweave and Lars Carlsson electronics.

 

Concerts with Curious Chamber Players in Paris, Switzerland and Darmstadt ferienkurze.

 

Concerts with Mimitabu in Copenhagen, Århus, Oslo, UNM-festival in Malmö and at SPOR-festival.

 

Playing the Sciarrino opera "Luci mie traditrizi" with Gageego! at Göteborgsoperans lilla scen.

 

MonoMono recorded an album and played live at Geigerfestival at Atalante.

 

Concert with Scenatet at Berghain, Maertz musik festival in Berlin.

 

Participated in two concerts at the Ljudvågor festival in Gotland.

 

Worked for the second time with Halldor Ulfarsson and Johan Svensson with the Hallodorophone. Workstay in Helsinki, concert and videorecording at Sibelius museum in Åbo.

 

Performance with Carolina Falkholt and Lars Carlsson in Uppsala.

 

 

 

 

2013

 

Recieved a grant from Konstnärsnämnden

(Konstnärsnämndens arbetsstipendium)

 

Solo concert at ”Levande musik” – Lägenhetskonsert in Göteborg

 

MonoMono: invited to participate in the exhibition ”Love explosion” at Konsthallen, Göteborg with a video soundart installation. Concert at the opening. Tour with support from RANK in Växjö, Sandviken and Västerås

 

Concerts with Curious chamber players at Capitol (Sthlm), Sound of Stockholm, Estonia, Viitasaari festival in Finland and at Gaudeamus festival in Holland.

Mimitabu, tour with support from RANK in Vara (Magnet festival) Gävle and Göteborg (Stenhammarsalen) Concert in Oslo. Trioconcert in Göteborg

 

Concerts at SPOR festival in Århus with ensemble Scenatet

 

Performance with artist Carolina Falkholt and Lars Carlsson at the exhibition ”Mynningsladdare” at Röda Sten, Göteborg

 

Performance with ”Mikromakro” project at Magnet festival in Vara

 

25 concerts with operasoprano Åsa Nordgren ”Speldags”/Göteborgs stad

 

 

2012

 

Working with the project ”Mikromakro” - a concert installation, collaboration with artist Ann Peterson Malmstedt, composer Anna Eriksson and soprano Åsa Nordgren. Performances in Göteborg and Uddevalla (supported by Statens musikverk and Göteborgs stad)

 

Concerts with MonoMono at Inkonst, Malmö and Konsthallen, Göteborg

 

Concerts with Gageego! at ”Levande musik” (Ming Tsao portrait concert) and GAS festival, Göteborg

 

Concert with Pitch frozen orchestra at GAS festival, Göteborg

Darmstadt international summer course for new music, concert and workshop with Curious chamber players

 

Concerts with ensemble Mimitabu at ”Levande musik”, GAS festival and in Copenhagen and workshops at University of Gothenburg with the composition class

Solo concert at Geiger festival (Xenakis, Saariaho, Cage and Lars Carlsson)

 

Playing in the chamber opera ”Into the little hill” by George Benjamin with NorrbottenNEO/Musikteaterverket. Performances at Atalante, Göteborg and tour in the north of Sweden

 

Performing at Ultima festival in Oslo with the danish ensemble Scenatet, Analogue by Joanna Bailie

 

Work stay in Reykjavik, Island with composer Johan Svensson, working on Halldor Ulfvarsson special made instrument ”halldorophone”. This resulted in the premiere of ”Piece for halldorophone and viola” by Johan Svensson at the exhibition ”Horizonic in Ystad (supported by Konstnärsnämnden)

 

Premiered Fredrik Gran´s ”Autokinetic nests 2” for cello, viola and electronics at Södra teatern, Stockholm (supported by Konstnärsnämnden)

 

Performance with artist Carolina Falkholt and Lars Carlsson, at exhibitions at Steneby konsthall and in Bengtsfors

 

Part of the Gothenburg Opera (Göteborgsoperan) production ”Charlie Chaplin”, 20 performances around west of Sweden. Musical theatre play – performing as cellist and singing/acting. http://sv.opera.se/forestallningar/charlie-chaplin-2011-2012/

 

2011

 

Solo concert at Geiger festival (premiere of ”Perception 3” by Lars Carlsson, ”Within fields by Johan Svensson and ”Kottos” by I.Xenakis)

 

Concerts with ensemble Mimitabu in Ålborg, Denmark, and at Sinnet in Gothenburg and workshops at University of Gothenburg with the composition class

 

Premiere of ”Within fields” for cello and electronics by Johan Svensson

 

Concerts with MonoMono at Stadsbiblioteket, Atalante, WinWin, GIFF/Koloni and the Poetry festival in Göteborg

 

Concerts with Curious chamber players at Capitol in Stockholm and during Estonian new music days in Tallin

 

Concerts with Gageego! at Stenhammarsalen, concert house in Göteborg

 

Performance at Way out west festival with Carolina Falkholt, Nug and Lars Carlsson

 

String quartet concert at club Ambush, Stockholm

 

Concert with ”Ghost inside ghost” project at Mauritzberg/URUK

 

Tour with singer/songwriter Loke and his band Lilla legionen around Sweden

 

 

2010

 

Working on the project ”Ghost inside ghost” a collaboration with piaotrio Gothia and composers Anna Eriksson and Andreas Eklöf. Premiered at BAS, Stockholm (supported by Konstnärsnämnden)

 

One of the founders of ensemble Mimitabu

Concerts in Göteborg and Vänersborg and workshops at University of Gothenburg with the composition class

Tour with Gageego! Härnösand, Gerlesborg, Göteborg

 

Tour with MonoMono, Göteborg, Växjö, Fylkingen Stockholm (supported by RANK)

 

Performance in Konsthallen, Göteborg with artist Carolina Falkholt and dancer Paula de Hollanda

 

2009

 

Concerts with Gageego! in Göteborg and Vara

 

Performed ”A life in beautiful tears” for solocello by Sebastian Rapacki at UNM festival in Göteborg

 

Playing in the summer opera ”Joel” by N. Kotzev at Åland

 

2006-09

 

Member of Dendro strinquartet (concerts in different gengres, for example with Jenny Willén at Nefertiti and Pustervik, and a music theatre play with Loke at Pusterviksteatern in Göteborg)

 

Chamber music concerts with pianotrio Gothia

 

2007

 

Full time contract in Malmö symphony orchestra august-december

 

2006

 

Recorded ”Dianima” for cello duo by Ole Lützow Holm in Element studio with Tonje Bekken

 

2005

 

Contract at Göteborgsoperan for all performances of RE:Beauty (music by Villa lobos ”Bachianas brasilieras”)

 

1999-2004

 

Member of jazzorchestra ”Nowhereland”, concerts in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Cd-recording.

 

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