The Estonian Festival Orchestra was founded by Paavo Järvi in 2011 and made it’s debut at the Pärnu Music Festival. It is a result of the long dreamed of ambition by Järvi to create a hand picked orchestra, bringing together the best of Estonian talent and leading musicians from around the world.
Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir is one of Sweden's foremost choirs that have made extensive tours in Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. The repertoire has largely come to include contemporary music, including premieres of works by Sven-David Sandström, Thomas Jennefelt and Paula af Malmborg Ward.
The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries. It is an orchestra of 102 regular members. Between 1892 and 1923 the HPO gave the first performances of almost all the symphonic works by Jean Sibelius with the composer himself conducting.
The Mariinsky Orchestra is one of the oldest musical ensembles in Russia. The excellence of the orchestra was recognized on numerous occasions by the world-class musicians who conducted it, like Berlioz, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Rachmaninoff.
Musica Vitae brings live music to each and every individual member of the audience. The vast realm that is art music is handled with the utmost precision and elegance by its 15 string players. The repertoire consists of baroque and romantic as well as modernist and contemporary music from a wide variety of genres.
Orphei Drängar was founded in 1853 in Uppsala and is one of the most renowned male choirs in the world with a sound that has been described as “an orchestra of voices”. The repertoire ranges from traditional to commissioned contemporary music.
Sofia Vokalensemble was formed in 1995 by Bengt Ollén, who still is the choir’s committed conductor. The choir’s performances are characterized by a warm, lyrical Swedish choral sound and a stage presence that has taken the ensemble far in international competitions.
THE SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA was founded in 1937. Under the direction of Celibidache in the 1960s, it developed into an orchestra of international standard. Since 2007, Daniel Harding serves as Principal Conductor.
The Swedish Radio Choir was founded in 1925 and celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015. The choir developed under Eric Ericson's leadership from 1952 to an instrument for broad repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, often composed for the choir.