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Jonas Olsson

Piano

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The Swedish pianist Jonas Olsson is spending most of his time somewhere between Germany and Sweden, much in demand as a chamber musician, accompanist and sight-reading teacher However, he is most passionate about contemporary music, with a special interest in complexity and new playing techniques.

Jonas studied with Hans Pålsson in Gothenburg, making his concerto début with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in 2007. He continued his studies in the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt, and spent two years specialising in contemporary solo piano music with Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Cologne.

Jonas has performed as a soloist at venues such as the Aldeburgh Festival, Carnegie Hall, Klang Festival Copenhagen, Klavierfestival Ruhr, 2D2N Festival Odessa and, repeatedly, the Lucerne Festival. Apart from tirelessly championing a younger generation of composers, he has also closely collaborated with a large number of more established composers, most prominently among them Pierre Boulez and Helmut Lachenmann.

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