Inger Wikström

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

Biography[edit]

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, Moberg[disambiguation needed] 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 also married to politician and officer Jan-Erik Wikstrom.

Awards[edit]

Works[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Inger Wikström:Pianist Swedish Pianist Composer Conductor". Retrieved 30 September 2010.