Nobel Prize Concert 2023

Esa-Pekka Salonen and violinist Julia Fischer performed at the Nobel Prize Concert

This year’s Nobel Prize Concert brought together world-renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Works by Boccherini, Brahms and Ravel were performed on the Konserthuset Stockholm stage. The audience could also hear a work by the exciting young composer Gabriella Smith.

Watch the 2023 Nobel Prize Concert

Enjoy the 2023 Nobel Prize Concert featuring violinist Julia Fischer, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Note: In Sweden you can watch the concert on Konserthuset Play.


The concert programme

Johannes Brahms’ captivating Violin Concerto was part of the programme during this year’s concert. The audience could also hear Maurice Ravel’s ballet music for the classic love story of Daphnis and Chloé. He created two orchestral suites from the ballet and this Suite No. 2 is the most popular, elegant and colourful music, starting with the sun rising over the landscape in spectacular fashion. Added to this, music by Luigi Boccherini in Luciano Berio’s festive arrangement for orchestra and American composer Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails with its hallucinatory evocation of the sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Finnish-born conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen is one of the leading figures in today’s classical music world. He has often combined the core repertoire with bold and innovative programming, and at the same time he has emerged as a razor-sharp, forward-looking spokesperson for the entire genre.

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Photo: Benjamin Suomela

Julia Fischer

The soloist of this year’s concert will be German violinist Julia Fischer, admired worldwide for her astonishing versatility. The 2023 Nobel Prize Concert marks her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Julia Fischer
Violinist Julia Fischer Photo: Uwe Arens

The Nobel Prize Concert is an annual concert that is part of the Nobel Week official program celebrating that year’s Nobel Prize laureates. It is presented by Nobel Prize Outreach in cooperation with Konserthuset Stockholm.

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