Inger Wikström

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Inger Wikstrom (born 11 December 1939) is a Swedish pianist, composer and conductor.


Inger Wikstrom began studying piano in Stockholm at the age of six, and at sixteen played as soloist with the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. She made successful debuts as a concert pianist in Stockholm, Berlin, London and New York City. Later concert tours included the United States, Latin America, Russia, Israel, Africa, China, Japan and Australia.[1]

She married David Bartov and the couple moved with their three children to Österskär, where they opened the Nordic Music Conservatory in 1977, which became the Nordic Chamber Opera in 1980.[2] Inger Wikström is a member of The Society of Swedish Composers and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.[3]

Inger Wikstrom is the sister of Gunnel Biberfeld and mother of opera director Mira Bartov. She was married to politician Jan-Erik Wikström 1980-1990.



Inger Wikström has composed chamber music, song cycles, and a number of operas. Her recordings have been issued on more than forty albums.

Selected works include:

  • La Mère Coupable, opera
  • The Nightingale, opera
  • The Confession of a Fool chamber opera, text by August Strindberg
  • Peter Pan, fairy tale opera
  • A Madman's Defence, opera[3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Aaron I. (1987). International encyclopedia of women composers: Volume 2. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ Redvall, Eva. "The meaning of life is to create". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Inger Wikström:Pianist Swedish Pianist Composer Conductor". Retrieved 30 September 2010.