Soloists » Mats Bergström, guitar

Mats BergströmMats Bergström studied at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, and the Julliard School of Music, New York. He made his debut in the Wigmore Hall, London, in 1983 and since then has been active as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in a whole variety of genres.

Mats has arranged many vocal and instrumental works for guitar, including Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. He has made many recordings and his latest solo CD, Francisco Tárrega: Guitar Music (Naxos), was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “This Year’s Classics”. His Sånger utan ord (Naxos), where he performs popular Swedish melodies together with Georg Riedel has also be nominated for a Grammy Award this year.

Since 2006, Mats has been a member of the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. He lives with his wife, three children, five hens and one rooster in an old school house in countryside.