The 2011 jury for the Jan Wallander Prize

The 2011 jury for the Jan Wallander Prize

Johannes Johansson

Johannes Johansson - president för de europeiska musikhögskolorna i AEC (Association Europèenne des Conservatoires, Acadèmies de Musique et Musikhochschulen)

Since 2006, the composer Johannes Johansson has been the Principal of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He is also President of the European music colleges within the AEC, the European Association of Conservatoires.

Johannes Johansson is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and an honorary member of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and (since 2010) the Royal College of Music in London. In 1986 he became a member of FST, the Society of Swedish Composers, and in the same year he founded the Ensemble Ars Nova, which he led for the first ten years of its existence.

Johannes Johansson is an internationally active composer whose music has been recorded on many occasions. Recently he has mainly composed vocal music, including collaborations with poets such as Eva Ström, Tomas Tranströmer and Ylva Eggehorn.

Johannes Johansson has also published many articles and book chapters regarding music and musical education. Internationally in demand, he is an expert in matters relating to music and musical education.

Réka Szilvay

Réka Szilvay

Réka Szilvay’s professional career took off after her brilliant debut in 1999 at Musikverein Vienna, playing the Sibelius violin concerto. In 2001, she was nominated as a “Rising Star” and performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, New York, Wigmore Hall, London, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, etc.She performs as a soloist all over the world, together with leading orchestras and conductors. She is a regular guest at the world’s great music festivals, both as a soloist with an orchestra and as a chamber musician.

Réka Szilvay was accepted into the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki at the age of twelve. Between 1992 and 1998 she studied at the University of Music in Vienna, with Gerhard Schulz from the Alban Berg Quartet as one of her teachers. In 2006, Réka Szilvay returned to the Sibelius Academy, where she was appointed Professor of Violin Music.

Radu Blidar

Radu Blidar

In 1985, in Prague, at the age of fourteen, the Romanian violinist Radu Blidar won his first international prize..

He then studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Paris Conservatoire. Since making his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra he has performed regularly with the great orchestras. He also performs frequently as a chamber musician, with a particular love for the 20th century repertoire (Bartok, Berg, Dutilleux, Ligeti).

Radu Blidar has won many international competitions, including Sarasate (1991), Ravel (1992), New York (1993) and Salzburg (1998).

He is the founder and organiser of “Vibrarte,” the major international competition based in Paris. Radu Blidar is a professor at the Royal College of Music in London.