Nobel Prize Concert 2023

Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct and Julia Fischer will be the violin soloist at the 2023 Nobel Prize Concert

This year’s Nobel Prize Concert brings together world-renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer, together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. On 8 December, works by Boccherini, Brahms and Ravel will be performed on the Konserthuset Stockholm stage. The audience can also hear a work by the exciting young composer Gabriella Smith.

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

Johannes Brahms’ captivating Violin Concerto will be part of the programme during this year’s concert. The soloist 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 concert programme

The audience will 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. Adding 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.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale on 18 October.

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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Coming up

This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place 2–9 October. All announcements will be streamed live here on

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