Mon May 4th, 2015
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15/$20
free for members
Le) Poisson Rouge presents Mattias Jacobsson Schulstad in recital, in the U.S. premiere of Melate Binario by Enrico Chapela (who is currently composing a concerto for Mattias). The program also includes the Swedish folk song Ack Värmeland du sköna, in the context of Catalan folk songs, as well as works of Barrios, Domeniconi, and Tárrega. The latter composer is featured on Mattias’s recording Invocación (Avie), named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone magazine.
El Ultimo Tremolo
Mazurka in G
Capricho Árabe (Serenade)
Arr. Miguel Llobet
Cançó del Lladre (The Thief’s Song)
El Testament d’Amelia (Amelia’s Testament)
El Noi de la Mare (The Mother’s Child)
Arr. Emilio Pujol
El Cant dels Ocells (Song of the Birds)
Arr. Jacobsson Schulstad
Ack Värmeland du sköna (Oh Värmland Thou Lovely)
Melate Binario (U.S. premiere)
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
Mattias Jacobsson Schulstad, guitar
Mattias Jacobsson Schulstad made his recital debut at age seventeen, and has since released a recording and performed in concerto, chamber and recital settings.
His recording Invocación (Avie), explores the Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega’s influences, original work and legacy; from the inspiration that Chopin had on Tárrega’s musical output, through to his pupils Miguel Llobet and Emilio Pujol.
2015 sees a concerto written for Mattias under way by Enrico Chapela, as well as the U.S. premiere of his Melate Binario, at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge. Mattias will also tour Sweden, with violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, under the auspices of Kultur i Väst.
2014 saw the premieres of two concertos written for Mattias; by Jakub Ciupiński and Ryan Francis, with Metropolis Ensemble and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble respectively. That year also included recitals in Sweden with violinist Ernő Kállai, presented by Musik i Syd.
In 2013, Mattias recorded Come, Heavy Sleep, ‘Slow and quiet’, from Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland Op.70, in a collaboration between Albert Augustine and the Metropolitan Museum; he performed the work at Strathmore that year, during the centennial celebrations of Benjamin Britten.
Mattias has performed at the Uppsala International Guitar Festival, recorded and broadcast by Swedish Radio; at the Musik vid Siljan festival; and with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on radio in the United States for NPR and WQXR, and recorded for Televisión Española in Madrid, where he also performed at the prison Soto del Real.
Born near Stockholm, Sweden, Mattias began playing the guitar with Erik Möllerström in the Nacka Municipal School of Music, where he studied between 1994 and 2003. At fifteen, he enrolled at Södra Latins Gymnasium, studying with Bo Hansson between 2000 and 2003, followed by studies at the Malmö Academy of Music (2003-2006) and the Juilliard School (2006-2008). Mattias plays strings by Albert Augustine, on a 1971 Ignacio Fleta e hijos guitar.