Nobel Media, in association with the Stockholm Concert Hall, presented the 2015 Nobel Prize Concert - an event of world class stature. The concert was held on 8 December as part of the official Nobel Week programme of activities.
One of today's most celebrated conductors, Franz Welser-Möst led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December in a programme comprising Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben. This year's soloist was the young pianist Daniil Trifonov.
Franz Welser-Möst was born in Austria in 1960. He started out studying violin before he developed an interest in conducting. His debut was at the Salzburg Festival in 1985.
1986-1991 he was the principal conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.
Franz Welser-Möst holds the position as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra since 2002.
Between 2010 and 2014 he was also appointed Generalmusikdirektor of the Vienna Staatoper. During his tenure in Vienna he conducted two New Year Concerts, in 2011 and 2013.
Concert pianist Daniil Trifonov was this year's soloist at the Nobel Prize Concert. Born 1991 in Novgorod, Russia, Trifonov is considered one of the great soloists on the international classical arena. With his dazzling technique and intense expression, he has won several prestigious awards and prizes in the renowned piano competitions.
The Nobel Prize Concert is held to honour the year's Nobel Laureates, who attend with their respective parties. Also present are members of the Swedish Royal Family and guests of the Nobel Foundation. The 2015 Nobel Prize Concert is the eleventh in succession.
The Nobel Prize Concert is sponsored by DNB.