Bengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, whereafter, in 1978, he received his diploma as piano soloist.
Although he often appears as soloist with major symphony orchestras in Sweden and Scandinavia, much of his renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad – as soloist as well as together with other prominent instrumentalists, such as cellists Mats Lidström and Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. His collaboration with mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter has been particularly successful and they regularly perform all over the world. They have also made many joint recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, which have received great international acclaim.
Mr. Forsberg´s repertoire is exceptonally wide and he has become particularly renowned for playing unknown music by well-known composers as well as for exploring lesser-known and unjustly neglected composers, such as Medtner, Korngold, Alkan, Chabrier and Sorabji. He is also the music director of a Chamber Music Series and Festival in Stockholm. In summer 2016 he has appeared in no less than seven chamber music festivals around Sweden and Europe.
The piano music of Robert Schumann is especially dear to Bengt.
- 20 Friday Oct, 2017
Korngold Quintet: Liebeck, Carroll, Forsberg