The SRSO’s principal guest conductor designate introduces himself to Berwaldhallen’s audience as a soloist in Mozart’s bright and jovial 23rd piano concerto. Being an early music specialist, he leads from a hammer grand piano, typical of Mozart’s period. After the intermission, Emelyanychev takes the podium to lead the orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful fairy tale suite, Sheherazade.

Stay for the bonus concert beginning shortly after the regular programme featuring Mozart’s own favourite composition!

Watch the interview with Maxim Emelyanychev on Berwaldhallen Play.

The concert will be broadcasted on Berwaldhallen Play and on the Swedish Radio P2 Friday, May 10 at 7:03 pm.


dot 2023/2024





The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is a multiple-award-winning ensemble renowned for its high artistic standard and stylistic breadth, as well as collaborations with the world’s finest composers, conductors, and soloists. It regularly tours all over Europe and the world and has an extensive and acclaimed recording catalogue.

Daniel Harding has been Music Director of the SRSO since 2007, and since 2019 also its Artistic Director. His tenure will last throughout the 2024/2025 season. Two of the orchestra’s former chief conductors, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been named Conductors Laureate, and continue to perform regularly with the orchestra.

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, and is a cornerstone of Swedish public service broadcasting. Its concerts are heard weekly on the Swedish classical radio P2 and regularly on national public television SVT. Several concerts are also streamed on-demand on Berwaldhallen Play and broadcast globally through the EBU.

Maxim Emelyanychev is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2019 and Chief Conductor of the historically informed orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro since 2013. Since his critically acclaimed debut in 2014 in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, he has been touring extensively with guest engagements all over Europe.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival. He also returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, among others, performs a violin-piano recital with Aylen Pritchin at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and goes on both a European tour with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an Asian tour with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.

Emelyanychev has worked with leading orchestras all over the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic.

His operatic engagements include Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Handel’s Rinaldo with Jakub Józef Orliński in the title role at the Glyndebourne Festival. He has been invited several times to perform during the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

He is engaged in a multi-year project recording Mozart’s complete symphonic catalogue with Il Pomo d’Oro, with whom he has already made several recordings, including symphonies and concertos by Haydn. He has also recorded several acclaimed albums with Jakub Józef Orliński, and Handel’s Agrippina with Joyce DiDonato which received a Gramophone Award. Other award-winning releases include Schubert’s 9th symphony with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a solo album with Mozart sonatas played on fortepiano.

Approximate duration: 1 hr 40 mins with interval

Stay and enjoy this bonus concert which begins shortly after the original programme.

Mozart composed no less than twelve piano concertos during a particularly productive three-year-period in 1784–86. One of these is the A major concerto no. 23 in the main programme. In only a few days’ time in the spring of 1784, Mozart threw together a chamber piece for piano and four winds in three varied movements. The piano part is often, but not always, concerto-like; the winds are also allowed plenty of time in the spotlight.

Maxim Emelyanychev, hammer grand piano
Bengt Rosengren, oboe
Niklas Andersson, clarinet
Henrik Blixt, bassoon
Hans Larsson, horn

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Quintet for Piano and Winds K. 452, 25 mins
I.Largo – Allegro moderato
III. Rondo: Allegretto