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"He has the powerful ability to add  his personal ‘presence’, with intensity and drama and, maybe above all else, a philosophical outlook that lets him constantly consider the elements, the complexity and the organic structures of music."

"Niklas Sivelöv, Swedish pianist and professor conquers the music with his whole body and personality.
He rocks gently back and forth, gestures and quietly sings with the music. Sivelöv's style is always personal. There is no doubt that it is a person of flesh and blood with will power and energy sitting by the piano."


Great reviews for the CD with WTC by Bach:

"I prefer this recording over the one by Angela  Hewitt"- Erik Wallrup  OPUS magazine

"Niklas Sivelöv finds the true playfullness of Bach"

  5 stars out of 5

Martin Nyström Dagens Nyheter

"Sivelov elicits, with his dazzling technique, the depth of J. S. Bach"

Tobias Lund   Sydsvenska Dagbladet

"Bach with a lot of surprises"

  Mikael Bengtsson   Norra Västerbotten

Review about the Improvisation album "Exposé"

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Skrjabin Concerto at Tivoli!

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Great news!
Niklas Sivelov will compose a new piano concerto for the MDR Orchestra in Leipzig and Kristjan Järvi in 2017!

Great news!
Niklas Sivelov will compose a Tripleconcerto for the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in 2018!

The new label!!
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New Promo Video!

The keyboard of Sthens Church fine Steinway piano was this afternoon in the hands of one of the greatest pianists in Denmark - Niklas Sivelöv, professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. His programme was awe-inspiring; 2 of Beethoven's last sonatas opus 109 and 111, and Bach's Partitas 2 and 3.



Sivelov Works for piano on Toccata Classics gets splendid reviews!


Fanfare Magazine- Peter Burwasser



..also on Music Web!


Music and Vision:

Stenhammar CD:

"This is one for rare repertoire junkies...Some beautifully

applied golden-age style from Sivelöv"


"Niklas Sivelov negotiates the torrents of octaves and other rhetorical gestures with aplomb."


"Niklas Sivelöv begegnet den Konzerten mit einer schönen Mixtur aus Versonnenheit und spielerischer Leichtigkeit, dem ersten auch mit der nötigen Schwere und der angemessenen Schwermut. Mario Venzago unterstützt ihn dabei und malt mit dem Orchester aus Malmö trotz Unsauberkeiten der Geigen ein wundervoll weich konturiertes herbstliches, sehnsuchtsvolles Klangbild."


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Skrjabin CD:


"Sivelöv,  creates a thrilling sense of tumult in the same movement, his headlong tempo and sparse pedalling allowing you to hear all of Scriabin's seething interplay of ideas."



 "I personally rank this as one of the great Scriabin issues of all time, despite my caveats"
(Fanfare Magazine)


 6 stars out of 6.
"Sensous piano playing with a lot of 
rythmical verve"
Sivelov is one of the few 
modern pianists that masters 
this composer among with Volodos 
and Hamelin"
(Bo Holten Klassiskt Magazine, DK)

Excellent review also in the 
Nordische Musik ,
5 out fo 6 stars.
"Es ist eine Wohltat, Skrjabin so ehrlich,
so packend, ja so skandinavisch 
zu h
ören-in diesem Sinne durchaus 
eine Referenzaufnahme.




Englund CD:


"In the First Concerto (1955), Matti Raekallio is crisp and fleet, quicker than Sivelöv on Naxos and, if memory serves, Tateno on the première 1960s recording for Finnish EMI (nla, and never reissued on CD)..
Yet Sivelöv does have the edge interpretatively, especially his handling of the quieter, more lyrical Larghissimo, and he and Panula are unmatched in the more delicate passages in the two outer movements."



New version of the Ice Concerto promotionvideo: see here



Buy Scores at Ovation


New arr. of Oblivion by Piazzolla for piano: see here

Symphony no. 1 "Nordico" finished! 1st mov.: see here

"I have finally read through your first Symphony and am very impressed! The music is clear, thematically effective, temperamental, very well balanced and with a great rhythmic drive!
And I look forward to experiencing the "silent scream" live!

Tomas Löndahl CEO / Secretary General at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music


other new works at STIM/Svensk musik:

Concerto no. 2 for piano and strings

Passacaglia per archi

Divertimento per archi a tre

String Quartet no. 1

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Upcoming concerts                                  



24th of January 2016 16:00

Recital in Dorf  with Leonid Gorokhov

Music by Bach, Schumann, Poulenc and Schnittke

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