Inger Wikström
Nordic Chamber Opera
INGER WIKSTRÖM´s artistry has won the enthusiastic appraisal of audiences and critics throughout the world. As soloist with orchestras and in recitals she has a brilliant career. She started her piano studies in Stockholm at the age of 6, and was giving her first concerts two years later. At 16 she played for the first time with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the audience of which chose her as Soloist of the year.
Inger Wikström made successful debuts in Stockholm, Berlin, and London in 1959 and a triumphant one in New York in 1963. Since then she has travelled extensively. She has played in most European countries, and her tours have also taken her to the United States, Latin America, Russia, Israel, Africa, China, Japan and Australia. She has further performed in festivals such as Dubrovnik, Vienna and Spoleto. On her tours she is a popular guest in TV and radio, and her recordings comprise more than 40 albums.
In 1977 Inger Wikström founded the Nordic Music Conservatory, and in 1980 she founded the Nordic Chamber Opera. She has been awarded the Order of Cavalliero de Rio Branco, the Adelaide Ristori Prize, the Bartok medal and the Villa Lobos medal.
Inger Wikström is now active also as a conductor and composer. She has composed several operas, song cycles on poems by a.o. Shakespeare and Rilke as well as chamber music. Many of her compositions are available on CD, such as the opera”La Mère Coupable”, based on the third play of the Figaro triology by Beaumarchais, the fairy-tale opera ”The Nightingale” by H.C Andersen, the chamber opera The Confession of a Fool with text by A. Strindberg and songs and chamber music on the CD ”Potrait of a composer”. Inger Wikström is a member of The Society of Swedish Composer and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Inger Wikström
Swedish Pianist Composer Conductor