ALFREDO SALVADOR


He grew up in between Cuba and Spain. He has played the piano for as long as he can remember and his entire family consists of latin jazz musicians resulting in him growing up with a wide range of Music – from Bach to Chick Corea and anything in between. Alfredo Salvador started playing the piano at Havana’s school for gifted kids. Later he continued his studies in Barcelona’s Liceu conservatoire in the class of S. Pochekin. In 2006 he won the first prize at the Catalonia Piano Competition (Vilafranca del Penedés).

During the last 5 years he’s been at Kungliga musikhögskolan in Stockholm doing his master and diploma studies with prof. Staffan Scheja. In 2013 he recieved the prestigious scholarship “Jubel-fond” given by St. Johannislogen. In 2014 he was chosen as the soloist for the world premiere of M. Mestre’s “Pianotango concerto” in the prestigious Palau de la musica of Barcelona with the OSCB and Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto with Gävle symphony orchestra. As an accompanist he has played at “Berwaldhallen” (Stockholm), among other music halls across Europe.

More recently Alfredo has been collaborating with artists like Anders Ekborg or EricsBergskvartetten in concerts around Sweden.

MAGNUS HOLMANDER


Magnus is currently doing his second year of master studies at the Royal Collage of Music in Stockholm. His musical journey started at the age of 10 and Magnus early realised that he wanted to do something more than just standing behind a music-stand and play beautiful music. After years of experiments he found his passion in music and magic  which led to that the world famous clarinetist Martin Fröst invited him to participate in his shows Dollhouse and Genesis that has been played in concert halls around in Scandinavia since the fall of 2013.

His recess in contemproary music started in the fall of 2014 when the concert hall of Stockholm invited him to participate as a soloist in there music festival dedicated to the swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Since then Magnus has performed as a soloist in halls such as the concert hall of Gothenburg, Grieg hall in Bergen, Royal Festival hall in London and Auditorium in Milano.