Swedish lutenist and guitarist Jonas Nordberg belongs to the new generation of exciting musicians in the field of plucked instruments. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg (MA Summa cum Laude 2011), he has an active schedule as a performing artist on lutes and historical guitars. Thereby his repertoire ranges from early renaissance lute music to contemporary soundscape explorations. In between we find solo repertoire for renaissance lute, baroque lute, baroque guitar, early 19th century guitar and theorbo.
Venues and festivals the past seasons include Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, BAM New York, National Sawdust NYC, Concertgebouw Brügge, Theater Bonn Opernhaus, Grand Théatre Luxembourg, Mozarteum Salzburg, Malmö Opera, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Stockholm, Helsinki City Theatre, Salzburger Landestheater, Herculessaal München Palladium Malmö, Gothenburg Concert Hall, Stockholm Concert Hall, Stavanger Concert Hall, Movimentos festwochen Wolfsburg, Vadstena Gamla Teater and Norrlandsoperan amongst several other concert halls and churches around Sweden and Europe.
He has two solo and three collaborative albums out on Eudora Records and BIS Records to wide acclaim. The most recent, ‘Heroines of love and loss’ was given a Diapason d’Or award. His work has also been seen and heard regularly on Swedish state television (SVT), BBC Radio, Sveriges Radio, Deutschlandfunk and on radio stations worldwide.
photo credit: Chrisander Brun