Jonas Nordberg

Lute & Theorbo

Swedish lutenist Jonas Nordberg is a graduate of the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (MA, 2011) and Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. He is in high demand as both a soloist and an ensemble musician, performing music from the early Renaissance to the Romantic era, on a wide range of historical plucked instruments including Renaissance lutes, Baroque lutes and guitars, archlutes, theorbos and early 19th-century guitars.

He often works with singers, and past and present recital partners include Ruby Hughes, Susanne Rydén, Elin Rombo, Lena-Susanne Norin and Christina Larsson-Malmberg. He also takes a keen interest in dramatic art and contemporary dance, as demonstrated by a highly productive association with choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström. Together they have created several large-scale stage works and toured them around Europe, with Nordberg as lute soloist, music curator and even, on occasion, dancer.

In recent seasons he has appeared at the following European festivals and venues: Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Movimentos Festwochen Wolfsburg, BAM New York, Mozarteum Salzburg, Helsinki City Theatre, Concertgebouw Brugge, Bonn Opera House, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Salzburger Landestheater, Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen and Kulturhuset City Theatre and Malmö Opera, among many others. He has recorded three CDs with recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin for BIS Records (two volumes of flute sonatas by the Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman and one of recorder concertos by Vivaldi), and has broadcast on a range of European TV and radio stations. This album for Eudora is his début solo recording.