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Mats Olofsson



Mats Olofsson studied in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Boston under Elemér Lavotha and Laurence Lesser, taking part in masterclasses with Daniil Shafran and Miklós Perényi. He has also studied baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai. His solo repertoire includes concertos from the baroque and Romantic periods, but also modern and contemporary works by composers ranging from Britten to Sofia Gubaidulina and Olav Anton Thommessen. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Denmark and Sweden, and does so regularly with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, of which he has been principal cellist since 2001. A highly versatile musician, Mats Olofsson is a member of the Stenhammar Quartet, whose recordings of primarily Scandinavian works have received international acclaim. His interest in early music and the art of continuo playing finds outlet in the baroque ensemble Paradiso Musicale, and he is a member of ‘the peärls before swïne experience’, an acclaimed ensemble for new music. This is his first recording as a soloist with orchestra.

Vito Palumbo - Three Concertos
BIS-2255 SACD
 €15
Roman - The 12 Flute Sonatas: Nos 6 - 12
BIS-2155 SACD
played on the recorder by Dan Laurin
 €15
Roman - The 12 Flute Sonatas: Nos 1 - 5
BIS-2105 SACD
played on the recorder by Dan Laurin
 €15
The Father, the Son and the Godfather
BIS-1895 CD
BBC Music Magazine: Chamber Choice of the Month February 2012
 €15
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