An evening with Lisa Nilsson, Mats Bergström and Mattias Torell
Lisa Nilsson moves freely between genres and has over the years sung together with several of the Nordic region's greatest artists and musicians. Her strong passion for jazz and the Brazilian music scene has led to collaborations with a number of international superstars.
Here we meet her together with guitarists Mattias Torell and Mats Bergström, a trio who regularly collaborate. The repertoire is centered on Lisa's solid song treasure, which we hear here in new arrangements and interpretations. The music spans Swedish show, jazz, and Brazilian bossa nova.
For over thirty years, Lisa Nilsson has entertained us with her artistry. She made the big breakthrough with the award-winning album Himlen runt hörnet, which sold 450,000 copies. Since then, she has toured Scandinavia around several times.
During the 1980s, Mats Bergström mainly worked as a studio musician on both electric and acoustic guitar. Two years of study at the Juilliard School in New York in the early 1990s were followed by a conscious focus on chamber music. He made an acclaimed appearance at the BBC Proms 2011 and in addition to a number of acclaimed albums, he has performed with many of the leading orchestras - Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and London Sinfonietta, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker and BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra . Today he is often heard as an accompanist with prominent singers and as a cross-border soloist and ensemble musician.
Mattias Torell has played and toured with Lisa Nilsson since the filming of Himlen Runt Hörnet. He is also a co-composer for several of her songs. He is one of the country's most experienced guitarists and has also performed with artists such as Eric Gadd and Eagle Eye Cherry. Mattias is also part of the music collective Blacknuss Allstars with roots in the traditional jazz club Fasching in Stockholm. Mattias has also been conductor for several productions at Stockholm City Theater, including The Jungle Book and The Three Musketeers.