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Allan Pettersson Viola Concerto - The Allan Petter...

4 August 2019

The Allan Pettersson Project has invited Ellen Nisbeth to perform and record Pettersson's viola concerto together with Christian Lindberg, Norrköping...

Press release: New Viola Concerto by Andrea Tarrod...

2 August 2019

Andrea Tarrodi is writing a new viola concerto for Ellen Nisbeth. The world premiere will be performed in Helsingborg 6th February 2020. 


Read more he...

Live Concert Videos

13 March 2019

WATCH the latest live concert videos with Ellen Nisbeth. Click here or watch at YouTube directly.

Blog post

11 February 2019

Dear Friends,

I'm happy to announce a new collaboration with the superb team at Atlas Artists Management! I'm looking forward to collaborate with them...

Live recording from Paris Philharmonie

23 October 2018

Radio France recorded Ellen's concert in Paris. Click here to listen to the program.


Clarke from 0.40'

Brahms from 25.40

Sibelius from 49.12'

Recital review UNT

23 October 2018

Björn G Stenberg visited Ellen and Bengt Forsberg's concert at Örbyhus Castle the 21 July 2018. Highly praised for their musicianship and intresting p...

The New York Times

4 February 2018

"Europe's 'Rising Star' Musicians Gives as Much as They Get"


By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim


Read the article here.

Limelight review

26 January 2018

Australia's Classical Music and Arts Magazine have revewed Let Beauty Awake.


"Winning British programme to make you close your eyes and think."



Gramophone Review

6 November 2017

Let Beauty Awake has been highlighted in the Gramophone Magazine


"The brisk, march-like tread; the bracing swing of the melody: you might already kn...

The Strad Recommends

13 October 2017

Nisbeth's debut album Let Beauty Awake has been chosen by The Strad Magazine as their "The Strad Recommends". A wonderful review by Julian Haylock. Th...

International elite program for young musicians

25 September 2017

Ellen Nisbeth is chosen by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to participate in its young rising stars series program in June 2018. Ellen will be a...

Let Beauty Awake first review

6 August 2017

Beinahe hypnotische Sogwirkung says the German Radio SWR2.


CD-Tipp vom 11.7.2017 aus der Sendung „SWR2 Cluster“:



„Let Beauty awake“: neben der S...

Album release

3 August 2017

Ellen Nisbeth's debut album Let Beauty Awake (BIS records) is out now!


Despite her youth, Ellen Nisbeth has received acclaim both in her native Sweden...

Ellen Nisbeth, ECHO Rising Star

20 March 2017

Recently selected to one of the most prestigeous awards for young soloists, Rising Star by the European Concert Hall Organisation.


Each year ECHO nomi...

New updated webpage!

17 March 2017

Stay tuned for exciting news!

Kraftwoll und Energisch, German review

3 July 2016

The German premiere of A Walk After Dark was a success. Together with Brandenburger Symphoniker under the baton of Prof. Gülke, Ellen Nisbeth performe...

Review; Eliasson's Double Concerto with Dalasinfon...

22 April 2016

For their second time, Nisbeth and Paulsson performed Eliasson's Double Concerto for violin and viola. This time in Gagnef and Falun with Dalasinfonie...

6 of 6

29 February 2016

Norwegian Music journal Klassisk Musikkmagasin has top rated and reviewed Ellen's recordning with the Arne Nordheim Viola Concerto on the CD "...But.....

Interview and live recording

14 January 2016

Tonight at 19.15 Swedish Radio P2 you can hear Ellen Nisbeth perform Lachrymae by Benjamin Britten and the orchestrated version of the Rebecca Clarke...

Happy New Year!

1 January 2016

In the spring of 2016 Ellen Nisbeth is making her German soloist debut with the Brandenburger Symphoniker as well as returning to perform with Gävle S...

New Viola Concerto on CD out now

28 September 2015

Arne Nordheim's Viola Concerto Tenebrae is now out on CD!


Check it out on iTunes here.


In 2013, Ellen recorded Arne Nordheim’s concerto Tenebrae toget...

Meet Ellen in Duellen

6 July 2015

The popular radio program Duellen broadcasted by Swedish Radio P2 presents Ellen Nisbeth and composer Ylva Skoog in their fourth season. 


On air 12 Ju...

OPUS Interview

14 May 2015

Ellen is feautred in OPUS 60 April/May issue. Sofia Nyblom met her for an interview. 


I nya numret av OPUS berättar vårt senaste stjärnskott på stråkh...

"Ellen Nisbeth - a model soloist." - Gramophone

5 March 2015

Gramophone The world's best classical music reviews writes about Invisible Cities in their Mars issue.


About Nisbeth's appearance with the Viola Conce...

"Ellen Nisbeth's magical playing" - MusicWeb Inter...

12 January 2015

Invisible Cities by Britta Byström including the Viola Concerto written to Ellen Nisbeth is selected to be the "Recordning of the month" by MusicWeb I...

Nisbeth selected by Bergen International Festival...

9 January 2015

Ellen Nisbeth will be back at the Bergen International Festival in June this year. Last time was in 2013 when she won the Nordic Soloist Competition....

Ellen is nominated for a Swedish Grammy

19 December 2014

In the category "Årets klassiska" among four other albums, Britta Byström's CD Invisible Cities, including the Viola Concerto A Walk After Dark which...

5 of 5 by Swedish Radio P2, CD-revyn

23 November 2014

CD-revyn Swedish Radio P2 gives 5 of 5 to Invisible Cities and they emphasize the soloist, Nisbeth, in the Viola Concerto A Walk After Dark.


”Ellen Ni...

Soloist with Martin Fröst, conductor

3 October 2014

Ellen have performed several times with renowned clarinettist Martin Fröst. They have now also performed together in a new constellation, as soloist a...

Viola Concerto wins prize in Germany

9 July 2014

The composer Britta Byström wins Da-Capo prize from the 6th Brandenburger Biennale in Germany. A record-high number of participants, Britta Byström wa...

Ellen is going to appear as a soloist with Old Ox...

27 June 2014

Together with the renowned pianist Staffan Scheja, Ellen will perform Schubert Arpeggione sonata at the Old Ox Festival in Mariestad, Sweden tonight.



Ellen at Verbier Festival 2014

22 June 2014

Ellen will appear in a Verbier Festival concert on July 25th. 

The concert will be broadcast at


Program: Mahler piano quartet and Mendelssoh...

Every child has the right to participate freely in...

16 April 2014

With background in UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 31, Concerts Norway produce and arranges concerts for children all over Norway.


Bartók in Gävle: reviews

26 March 2014

"Fantastic and demanding music, and played with such a sensitivity."


Gefle Dagblad


"… Soloist Ellen Nisbeth, a young viola player with a full-bodied e...

Review of recital in Helsingborg

8 March 2014

Helsingborg Dagblad wrote this about Ellen Nisbeth’s playing:

“The sonorous, almost sensual sound from the viola, both colourful and clear came as a re...

The world premiere of «A Walk After Dark» has rece...

19 February 2014


photo: Mattias Ahlm/Sveriges Radio

Dagens Nyheter writes:


"Britta Byström's new concerto can become a favourite"


Expressen writes:


"Her viola concerto with Ellen Nisbeth as viola-vibrat...

World Premiere of Byström's Viola Concerto reviewe...

17 February 2014

Svenska Dagbladet has reviewed the world premiere of Britta Byströms Viola Concerto A Walk After Dark. They write: 


"A proof of strength by Swedish co...

"Brilliant soloists"

7 February 2014

Göteborgsposten has reviewed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante performed by Sara Trobäck Hesselink, Ellen Nisbeth and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under...

Review of recital in Olofström

3 February 2014

After giving a recital in Olofström, Sweden, the municipal newspaper BLTsydöstran, gave a review where they described Ellen and pianist Jie’s musician...

World Premiere of Byström’s Viola Concerto

31 January 2014

In the February issue of The Strad, Ellen is interviewed about Britta Byströms new Viola Concerto A Walk After Dark. The Viola Concerto will have its...

Anders Wall Foundation scholarship to Ellen Nisbet...

20 January 2014

Ellen Nisbeth has been elected to receive the Anders Wall Giresta scholarship.


The Anders Wall Foundation was established in 1981, every year awarding...

Royal Swedish Musical Academy scholarship to Ellen...

31 December 2013

The scholarship is from the families of Kyndel, Leijonmarck, and Manci Sándor-Erikson grant fund. 

Tenebrae recorded on Lawo Classics

3 November 2013

Ellen has together with Ensemble Ernst recorded Arne Nordheim’s concerto Tenebrae, which will appear on CD at record label Lawo Classics. The solo par...

Impressive violist at Fiholm Manor

19 August 2013

"Impressive viola soloist at Fiholm manor"


"With vigorous dynamic and forceful attacks in the playing, with a meticulous attention to the details and...

Contagious musicality

19 August 2013

Review from Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival. 


"Another name from yesterday's concert worth mentioning is violist Ellen Nisbeth. Both in...

Conquered the Festivo-audience

13 August 2013

Länsi Suomi reviewed a concert at the Rauma Festivo in Finland, where Ellen played Hindemith solo sonata op. 31/4.


"Violist Ellen Nisbeth performed Hi...

World premiere of Dream-Day for viola solo in Finl...

29 July 2013

The composer Britta Byström has written a piece for viola solo to Ellen Nisbeth, which Ellen will present under Rauman Festivo in Finland 9th of Augus...

Ellen wins the Norwegian Soloist Prize!

27 May 2013

Ellen was one of five outstanding musicians from all the Nordic countries competing in the Final, which took place at the Bergen International Festiva...

Ellen at the International Chamber Music Festival...

21 May 2013

Ellen Nisbeth is going to appear as soloist at the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger in August this year. See for full festiv...

World premiere on Viola Concerto

17 April 2013

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Berwaldhallen have released their concert program for the next season.

​The program reveals Britta Byström as...

Vinterfest on TV

5 April 2013

Tomorrow at 7PM on SVT2 there will be shown an hour long documentary from Martin Fröst's Vinterfest. During this documentary we will see Anne Sofie vo...

Watch and listen to Ellen's latest concert online!

3 April 2013

​Ellen Nisbeth and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra

György Ligeti: Concert Românesc for orchestra

Rolf Wallin: Under City Skin, Conc...

Review in Aftenposten

23 March 2013

Astrid Kvalbein from Aftenposten has reviewed Ellen’s concert with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra the 20th of March in Store studio, NRK in Oslo.



Ellen nominated for The Norwegian Soloist Prize

22 March 2013

The Stockholm Concert Hall has nominated Ellen Nisbeth as the Swedish contribution to The Norwegian Soloist Prize. Ellen will play a recital at Troldh...

Velvet-like interpretations by Nisbeth and Zhang

8 March 2013

Sven Andersson from Hallands Nyheter recently reviewed Ellen and Jie's recital in Falkenberg.

The viola has a "wonderful, velvet-like sound" being i...

Recognition from Scandinavia's largest classical m...

10 January 2013

OPUS Music Magazine has in their annual list of 20 people who have made the music world a better place to be, placed Ellen as one of them. 

It’s not e...

Review in Svenska Dagbladet

10 November 2012

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet writes today that Ellen Nisbeth’s playing was «excitingly warm» and «captivating». Further they write that the...

Paganini, Bruch, Beethoven

6 November 2012

Concert at Berwaldhallen 7th and 8th November. Here Ellen will play Paganini’s La Campanella in a special arrangement for symphony orchestra, and Bruc...

Reviewed: Jubilee Concert in Uppsala

20 October 2012


Photo: Nina Leijonhufvud

"Exquisite technique"

Upsala New Newspaper reviews jubilee concert in Uppsala Concert House for Uppsala music school’s 30th anniversary.
They write tha...

Review in All About Jazz

2 October 2012

«"Tenebræ" featured an absolutely stunning violist, recent winner of the "Soloist of the Year" Swedish Soloist Prize (2012), Ellen Nisbeth. Impassione...


10 May 2012

"A fantastic viola player"

"The Swedish Soloist Prize winner, Ellen Nisbeth captivated Per A F Åberg and the audience with her exceptional playing on...

Soloist of the year!

4 May 2012


Photo: Arne Hyckenberg

On May 5th 2012 Ellen won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize after performing Bartók's viola concert with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The...

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