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Mattias Nilsson is regarded as one of the the most respected pianists of Northern Europe, appropriately influenced by Sweden’s rich cultural heritage. Besides paying respect to the timeless traditions of jazz piano that he has absorbed Nilsson adds to his palette of musical colors the equally rich and varied traditions of Swedish folk music, hymns, native composers as well as his original compositions. The art of improvisation melts this Swedish legacy with the Jazz tradition, giving him a unique vehicle of expression that is entirely his own. Mattias is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Harry Arnold Scholarship 2013.
”What a musician, what a great sense of the magic of those black and white keys this man owns.” /SydÖstran
”A enormous degree of energy and musical flexibility, as well as a very personal and appealing melodic sense…””Skånska Dagbladet