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Jakob Koranyi, Cello

Jakob Koranyi

The Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi has firmly established himself on the classical music scene as one of Europe’s most interesting young soloists. Acclaimed for his commanding virtuosity, delicate sound, and passion for diverse and innovative programmes, he has toured Europe extensively performing in recitals and as a soloist. The 16/17 season will see the world premiere and Dutch tour of a unique dance project with Heather Ware titled Battle Abbey. This season will also include performances with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Filmharmonica de Bogata, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and two Wigmore hall performances. The upcoming year brings continuing collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and Vinterfest in Sweden. Festival appearances have included the Cleveland Chamber Festival, Verbier Festival, Schloss Elmau, the Amsterdam Cello Biennale, Delft Chamber Music Festival, Danish String Quartet Festival, and the Båstad and Gotland Chamber Music festivals. A committed chamber musician, Koranyi collaborates with distinguished musicians such as Yura Lee, Simon Crawford-Phillips and Juho Pohjonen and has appeared alongside such international stars as Vilde Frang, Yuri Bashmet, Kim Kashkashian, Leonidas Kavakos, Misha Maisky, and Martin Fröst. Orchestral highlights include performances with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchèstre de Paris, Weimar Staatskapelle, Northern Sinfonia Gateshead, Gothenburg, Malmö, Helsingborg and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras. Recent highlights have included making his Solo Lincoln Center debut, his US Orchestral debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony, his New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut, and his Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra debut. Koranyi was a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization in 11/12 and was also awarded the Norwegian Soloist Prize. Koranyi plays on a Joseph Gratiani cello built 1756 in Genoa.