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Henri Sigfridsson

Born in 1974, Henri Sigfridsson has made himself a name as a performer at many outstanding European concert venues. At the Beethoven Competition in Bonn in 2005 he was awarded First Prize, the Audience Prize and the Chamber Music Prize. For many years already, the Finnish pianist has been invited to perform at a number of international music events such as the two Salzburg Festivals, Styriarte in Graz (Austria), the Lucerne Festival, the Kissingen Summer Festival and Lockenhaus Festival. Last not least, he gave his début performance at the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2006. As a soloist in piano concertos, Sigfridsson has collaborated with many renowned orchestras; meanwhile, in chamber music, he has shared the podium with violinists Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Leonidas Kavakos and Patricia Kopachinskaya, as well as with cellists Mischa Maisky, Sol Gabetta and Johannes Moser. Henri Sigfridsson first studied at the Turku Conservatory and in Erik T. Tawaststjerna’s class at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1995 he joined Pavel Gililov’s class at Cologne Musikhochschule. In April 2011, Sigfridsson was appointed piano professor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.

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Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 34 / Live Recordings 2015
Henri Sigfridsson & others