David Stener – winner 2023

David Stener – winner 2023

David Stener was born in 1998 and grew up in Stockholm. Having experimented with drums and guitar at an early age, he chose to focus his attention on the piano at the age of 11. He is currently studying the Bachelor’s Programme in Jazz at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm and is set to graduate in the spring.

His thesis takes a deeper look at the harmonic features of Broadway musicals. Through his own compositions, he aims to create music using elements from both jazz and musicals.

Prize citation

For his natural and mature playing style, allied with a wonderful feel for harmony and an outstanding improvisational flow, pianist David Stener has been awarded the Jan Wallander Prize for 2023.

David Stener - vinnare Jan Wallanderpriset 2023
Piano Steinway & Sons - inköpsår 2014

This years prize ia s Grand piano, Steinway & Sons B-211.

Since Steinway & Sons was founded in 1853, the company’s goal has always been to make the finest grand pianos in the world. This objective of creating the best possible instrument is what makes a Steinway the unique piano that it is. Today, 98 per cent of the world’s concert pianists use a Steinway, and 97 per cent use one on a daily basis. 97 per cent of concert halls throughout the world use at least one grand piano from Steinway & Sons.