Jan Risberg

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Jan Risberg (born April 5, 1953) is a Swedish Grammis-awarded[1] conductor, oboist and composer. Risberg has worked with several major orchestras including Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Helsingborgs symfoniorkester, and Norrköpings Symfoniorkester. He is also the leader and conductor of the contemporary chamber ensemble Sonanza. He is one of the most prominent conductors within contemporary music in Sweden which has resulted in over 50 world premieres of pieces by composers such as Georg Riedel and Benjamin Staern.

In 2010, Risberg and Sonanza won the Grammis award in the category "best classical" album.[2] One year later, he received Swedish Society of Composers's "interpretation-price".[3]

As oboist, Risberg has been playing with orchestras such as Kungliga Filharmoniska Orkestern, Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker and musicians like the Swedish guitar virtuoso Göran Söllscher. Risberg also appeared as a guest musician on Voulez-Vous, the sixth studio album by Swedish pop group ABBA.

Risberg is also conductor and teacher of the music programme at Södra Latin[4] and Royal College of Music, Stockholm.[5]


  • Improvata
  • Divertimento
  • Lovsången som inte kan tystna
  • Cristall
  • 5 Intermezzi
  • Fylgia
  • Klädnaden
  • Tales
  • Shadows

Pieces with world-premiere conducted by Risberg[edit]

with Sonanza[edit]

With Södra Latins Chamber choir[edit]

with others[edit]