Towards the light! Sofia Karlsson & The Lovely Guitar OrchestraMeet the fantastic singer, songwriter and guitarist, Sofia Karlsson and her Lovely Guitar Orchestra with the super guitarists Mattias Perez, Emil Ernebro and none other than Roger Tallroth as guest artist! At Uppsala International Guitar Festival, there will be both concerts and workshops in song & guitar!
Sofia Karlsson is without a doubt one of the country's most beloved musicians. With a catalog filled to the brim with self-written material as well as interpretations by other artists, her song and music have landed softly in the hearts of many thousands of listeners around the country, who always fill the rows of benches on her many tours through Sweden.
Over the years, Sofia has taken home four Swedish Grammys and one in Denmark. In addition, she has received several other awards, prizes and nominations for both the Grammy and Manifestgalan, where the album "Guitar Stories" from 2019 was the latest to be nominated in the category folk music / show.
Sofia Karlsson has also collaborated with artists such as Rebecca Törnqvist, Svante Thuresson, Rikard Wolff and not least Martin Hederos. Sofia Karlsson and Martin Hederos have over the years become a cherished tradition on the Swedish Christmas concert stages.Roger Tallroth
Roger Tallroth has belonged to the Swedish folk music elite since the early 90s and toured around the world in various constellations. For example, he was for many years a member of the group Väsen. He is considered by many to be one of the world's foremost guitarists and his way of tuning his guitar, so-called "Tallroth tuning" - ADADAD - has become a concept and is used by many guitarists across the globe. Roger will give his own workshop.Emil Ernebro
As early as 2008, Emil Ernebro brought home the gold in the competition "Young Abilities" at the Uppsala Guitar Festival. The same year, he was awarded the Hagström Scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music. The following year, he won first prize in the "Up and coming" category at the Guitar Peoples Prize, which was awarded at Fasching in Stockholm. With his exceptional ability to make the music swing, he is a constantly sought-after artist and has participated in the Polar Prize Gala and also in Allsång at Skansen together with the harmonica virtuoso Filip Jers.
His unique talent was already noticed during his studies at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, where he was awarded the title "Outstanding Player". He has also participated in a number of festivals and collaborated with artists such as Tomas Ledin, Sofia Karlsson, Sven Bertil Taube and with several prominent guitarists, such as Jojje Wadenius, Janne Schaffer, Tommy Emmanuel and Pete Huttlinger.Mattias Perez
Mattias Pérez is one of Sweden's leading folk music guitarists. He has played in many constellations and has been seen both as a musician at the famous Västanå Theater and as a frequently hired freelance musician with, among others, Sofia Karlsson. He is also active as a teacher at Musikhögskolan Ingesund in Arvika.