"Pianist Albin Axelsson interpreted the at times staggering virtuoso, at times seductive romantic solo part of Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto, a concerto that requires a piano lion. (…) The pianists agile fingers went like a wildfire over the keyboard. (…) (the concert ended with) Loud applause for an impressive young promising pianist." - Bengt Hultman, Västerbottens-Kuriren
Young promising Swedish pianist
First prize winner of Gothenburg International Piano Competition
Soloist with Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra
Active chamber musician
"Albin Axelsson shows musical talent of a considerable degree" - Jury of Norrlandsoperan's scholarship
Young Swedish pianist Albin Axelsson made his professional orchestra debut in June 2022 with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, conducted by Johannes Gustavsson. Albin is an experienced soloist and has also performed in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. In 2021 he was a first prize winner of the Gothenburg International Piano Competition.
Albin is regularly invited to perform in classical music festivals in Sweden, such as the Helsingborg and Gothenburg Piano Festivals. He has also performed in Denmark, Norway, and Hungary. Furthermore, Albin is an active chamber musician and collaborates closely with singers, woodwind and string musicians.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Music has awarded Albin several scholarships. In 2017 he received the Norrlandsoperan's scholarship for young musicians with the commendation that "he shows musical talent of a considerable degree”.
Albin is currently enrolled in the Master's degree program in music at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, where he is studying under Associate Professor Søren Rastogi. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in music at Ingesund School of Music in 2022 under the guidance of Mikael Kanarva, Hsin-Bei Lee, Aristo Sham, and Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist. Albin started his studies with Angelika Vestman in Umeå.
Albin has also taken part in master classes given by world-renowned concert pianists such as: Emile Naoumouff, Mikail Voskresensky, Kate Liu, Peter Jablonski, Eliane Reyes, Cedric Pescia, Markus Schirmer and Olga Kern.
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