Previous Nobel Prize concerts

Nobel Prize Outreach, in association with the Konserthuset Stockholm, presents the Nobel Prize Concert – an event of world class stature. The concert is held on 8 December as part of the official Nobel Week programme of activities.

2021 Nobel Prize Concert

Nobel Prize Concert 2021
Nobel Prize Concert 2021 featuring cellist Sol Gabetta, conductor Ryan Bancroft and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Acclaimed Argentina-born cellist Sol Gabetta gave a breathtaking concert on 8 December 2021. The concert was her first with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at Konserthuset Stockholm. She shared the stage with American conductor Ryan Bancroft.

Concert programme:
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Excelsior!
Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 1
Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol


2020 Nobel Prize Concert

Nobel Prize Concert 2020
Igor Levit and Stéphane Denève at Konsterthuset Stockholm, Sweden, on 8 December 2020. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

The 2020 Nobel Prize Concert was streamed online and broadcast worldwide. The programme comprised Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven, Flammenschrift by Guillaume Connesson, Solus by Andrea Tarrodi and Igor Stravinsky: From The Firebird Suite (1945). Soloist was pianist Igor Levit and Stéphane Denève conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.


2019 Nobel Prize Concert

Nobel Prize Concert at Konserthuset Stockholm. Conductor Herbert Blomstedt and soprano Miah Persson together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nobel Prize Concert at Konserthuset Stockholm. Conductor Herbert Blomstedt and soprano Miah Persson together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

The 2019 Nobel Prize Concert in the Stockholm Concert Hall featured world-renowned Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The soloist was Swedish soprano and Court Singer Miah Persson.

Programme:
Carl Nielsen: From ‘Suite’ from Aladdin
Wilhelm Stenhammar: The Girl is Binding on Midsummer Eve and The Girl Came from Meeting Her Lover
Wilhelm Stenhammar: ‘Intermezzo’ from The Song
Edvard Grieg: Last Spring
Edvard Grieg: A Dream, arr B Tommy Andersson
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2.


2018 Nobel Prize Concert

Conductor Karina Canellakis and violinist Lisa Batiashvili.
Conductor Karina Canellakis and violinist Lisa Batiashvili. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Conductor Karina Canellakis led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2018 Nobel Prize Concert where violinist Lisa Batiashvili was the soloist. The programme comprised Ann-Sofi Söderqvist Movements, Pyotr Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV 639, version for violin and strings, arr Anders Hillborg and Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 .


2017 Nobel Prize Concert

Gustavo Dudamel conducting
Gustavo Dudamel conducting at the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed.

This concert presented the internationally renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel. He conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 Jupiter and Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra.


2016 Nobel Prize Concert

Gianandrea Noseda and violinist Janine Jansen.
Gianandrea Noseda and violinist Janine Jansen. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed.

One of the world’s most respected conductors, Gianandrea Noseda, conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nobel Prize Concert on 8 December. The evening’s soloist was the dynamic violinist Janine Jansen.

The programme comprised Ouverture to The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahm’s Violon Concerto in D major op 77 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major “Pastoral” op 68.


2015 Nobel Prize Concert

Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2015 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed.
Daniil Trifonov performing Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3
Daniil Trifonov performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the 2015 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed.

One of today’s most celebrated conductors, Franz Welser-Möst led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2015 Nobel Prize Concert 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.


2014 Nobel Prize Concert

Conductor Andris Nelsons and soloist Kristine Opolais
Conductor Andris Nelsons and soloist Kristine Opolais at the Nobel Prize Concert 2014. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed
Conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Conductor Andris Nelsons and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet, at the 2014 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Niklas Elmehed

Andris Nelsons, one of the world’s currently most sought-after young conductors led the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising the letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin; Rolf Martinsson’s trumpet concerto Bridge and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Accompanying him on the stage were two soloists: Kristine Opolais, soprano and Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet.


2013 Nobel Prize Concert

Riccardo Muti conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2013 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

Riccardo Muti conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising Verdi’s “Le quattro stagioni” from Act III of I vespri siciliani (the Sicilian Vespers), Martucci’s Notturno Op. 70:1 and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.


2012 Nobel Prize Concert

Violinist Ray Chen and the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Violinist Ray Chen and the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2012 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and violinist Ray Chen at the 2012 Nobel Prize Concert.
Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and violinist Ray Chen at the 2012 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

The conductor for the 2012 Nobel Prize Concert was Christoph Eschenbach. The soloist was the young violinist Ray Chen. Maestro Eschenbach conducted the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Bruch’s Violin concerto and Mahler’s first symphony.


2011 Nobel Prize Concert

Tenor Joseph Calleja at the Nobel Prize concert 2011 04 - Calleja
Tenor Joseph Calleja, featured soloist at the 2011 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Claes Löfgren
Tenor Joseph Calleja and Conductor Marcello Mottadelli
Tenor Joseph Calleja and Conductor Marcello Mottadelli receive applause after the Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Claes Löfgren

Tenor Joseph Calleja was the soloist at the 2011 Nobel Prize Concert at the Stockholm Concert Hall. Conductor Marcello Mottadelli conducted the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme comprising arias from Italian and French operas.

Programme:
Giuseppi Verdi: Overture, I vespri siciliani
Giuseppi Verdi: Forse la soglia attinse … Ma se m’è forza perderti
Giuseppi Verdi: O figli, o figli miei! – Ah, la paterna mano
Giacomo Puccini: La tregenda
Giacom Puccini: Recondita armonia
Giacomo Puccini: E lucevan le stelle
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezo
Ruggero Leoncavallo: Intermezzo
Pietro Mascagni: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
Giuseppi Pietri: Io conosco un giardino
Camille Saint-Saëns: Dance macabre
Jules Massenet: Ah tout est bien fini …
Jules Massenet: O souverain, ô juge, ô père
Jules Massenet: Pourquoi me réveiller


2010 Nobel Prize Concert

Joshua Bell with his Gibson Stradivarius
Joshua Bell with his Gibson Stradivarius, one of the world’s great violins. Nobel Prize Concert 2010. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Claes Löfgren
Sakari Oramo conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Claes Löfgren

Violonist Joshua Bell was the guest soloist for the 2010 Nobel Prize Concert. Sakari Oramo conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme comprised Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 E-flat major.


2009 Nobel Prize Concert

Pianist Martha Argerich
Pianist Martha Argerich was the soloist at the 2009 Nobel Prize Concert. © The Nobel Foundation. Photo: Claes Löfgren
Conductor Yuri Temirkanov
Conductor Yuri Temirkanov, Music Director and Principal Conductor for the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. © The Nobel Foundation. Photo: Claes Löfgren

Conductor Yuri Temirkanov, Music Director and Principal Conductor for the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performed with pianist Martha Argerich as soloist.

Programme:
Dimitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto G major
Sergey Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Julie


2008 Nobel Prize Concert

2008 Nobel Prize Concert - Gardiner
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Torbjörn Zadig
The Monteverdi Choir performing at the Nobel Prize Concert
The Monteverdi Choir performing at the Nobel Prize Concert 2008. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Torbjörn Zadig

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conduced the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2008 concert. The Monteverdi Choir, together with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, performed, together with soloists Miah Persson, soprano, Ann Hallenberg, alto, Helge Rönning, tenor and Peter Mattei, bass. The programme comprised Antonìn Dvorák: Symphony No. 7 d minor and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in c minor.


2007 Nobel Prize Concert

Pianist Lang Lang, soloist
Pianist Lang Lang, soloist at the 2007 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Torbjörn Zadig
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2007 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach Photo: Torbjörn Zadig

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2007 Nobel Prize Concert. Soloist was young pianist Lang Lang.

Programme:
Richard Wagner: Prelude to The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Poco allegretto from Late Summer Nights
Robert Schumann: Widmung
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé suite No. 2
Sergey Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 c minor


2006 Nobel Prize Concert

World renowned soloist soprano Renée Fleming
World renowned soloist soprano Renée Fleming performs at the 2006 Nobel Prize Concert © The Nobel Foundation. Photo: Torbjörn Zadig.
Lawrence Renes, conductor
Lawrence Renes, conductor at the 2006 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Media AB 2006. Photo: Torbjörn Zadig.

World renowned soprano Renée Fleming was the soloist at the 2006 concert. Lawrence Renes conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Programme:
Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Richard Strauss: Morgen, mittag um elf!, from Capriccio
Giuseppi Verdi: Overture, from La Forza del Destino
Giuseppi Verdi: Tacea la notte placida … di tale amor, from Il Trovatore
Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo, from Manon Lescaut
Giacomo Puccini: O mio babbino caro, from Gianni Schicchi
Giacomo Puccini: Vissi d’arte, from Tosca
Leonard Bernstein: Overture, from Candide
George Gershwin: Summertime, from Porgy and Bess
Cole Porter: So in Love, from Kiss Me Kate
Frederick Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night, from My Fair Lady


2005 Nobel Prize Concert

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing a cello concerto
World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing a cello concerto by Dvorák together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2005 Nobel Prize Concert. © Nobel Prize Outreach. Photo: Fredrika Berghult

World famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the soloist at the 2005 Nobel Prize Concert. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Silk Road Ensemble were conducted by Sakari Oramo. The programme comprised Byambasuren Sharav: Legend of Herlen, Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite and Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto B minor.


Previous concerts arranged by the Nobel Foundation

2001

In conjunction with the Centennial in 2001, Alan Gilbert conducted soloists Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano, and operatic baritone Bryn Terfel, together with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme comprised works by Offenbach, Weilland, Gounod and Verdi.

1994

Herbert Blomstedt conducted a concert featuring soloist Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo soprano. Together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, they performed a concert programme of Gluck arias.

1993

Soloist at the 1993 concert was Barbara Hendricks and conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, they presented a concert programme with works by Stenhammar, Berlioz and Ravel.

1992

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted a concert featuring soloist Gösta Winberg, tenor. Together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, they performed a concert programme comprising works by Söderman, Wagner, Tjajkovsky and Sibelius.

1991

In conjunction with the 90th Nobel Jubilee in 1991, Sir George Solti conducted a concert featuring soloist Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano. Together with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, a concert programme was performed comprising works by Mozart and Brahms.