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
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.
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Excelsior!
Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 1
Hannah Kendall: The Spark Catchers
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
2020 Nobel Prize Concert
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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.
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
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
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.
Dimitry Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto G major
Sergey Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Julie
2008 Nobel Prize Concert
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
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2007 Nobel Prize Concert. Soloist was young pianist Lang Lang.
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 soprano Renée Fleming was the soloist at the 2006 concert. Lawrence Renes conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.