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 recital as well as a soloist in Vienna, Cologne, Hamburg, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Stockholm and Luxembourg to name a few.
Orchestral highlights include performances with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchèstre de Paris, Weimar Staatskapelle, Northern Sinfonia Gateshead, Gävle Symphony orchestra, Filharmonia Veneta, Gothenburg, Malmö, Helsingborg and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras, working with conductors such as Lionel Bringuier, Susanna Mälkki, Marc Soustrot, Joana Carneiro, Okku Kamu, Eiji Oue, Johannes Debus, Michael Francis, Krzysztof Urbański, Yordan Kamdzhalov, Stefan Solyom, Thomas Söndergaard and Christian Lindberg.
This is a season of debuts for Jakob, seeing him move further afield. Making his Solo Lincoln Centre debut playing a recital of Bach suites, his US Orchestral debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony, his New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut with Walton’s Cello Concerto, and his Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra debut with Saint-Saen’s 1st Cello Concerto. Jakob will also continue his strong affiliation with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and chief conductor Sakari Oramo, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and the Kempten Fürstensaal Classix Festival closer to home.
Jackob’s exciting collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Centre will see his return for performances with some of the world’s leading young chamber musicians, this season playing Bach’s six Brandenburg Concerti.
His recent concert with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra was described by the Dagen Nyheter as bringing “new dimensions to the music” as well as “bringing complete satisfaction to the listener”, this season see’s Jakob’s much anticipated return playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major conducted by Sakari Oramo.
Also well known for his work with artists of other disciplines, including a collaboration with dancer Heather Ware in creating the piece Bach – A Play in Motion, and touring with the show Snow in June by choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana featuring cello music by Tan Dun.
Jakob Koranyi plays on a Joseph Gratiani cello built 1756 in Genoa.