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Whether he plays Swedish folk music, classical music, pop, hymns or jazz is brilliant and elegant and, not least, sensitive both in grants and phrasing.

— Orkesterjournalen
 

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PRESS QUOTES

"Pianist Mattias Nilsson's solo debut successfully blends a classical approach with improvisational freedom and imagination."
(***** 5/5, Sven Bjerstedt – Ystads Allehanda, Sweden)

"This musician from the south of Sweden ought to be one Sweden´s most talked-about players on his instrument"..."Every note and pause come across as meaningful and considered"..."His solo piano mixes Nordic chamber music with a jazzy attitude in a remarkable way."
(***** 5/5, Mats Hallberg – Kulturbloggen, Sweden)

"Nilsson is more than just an extraordinarily talented"..."With this new album (Dreams of Belonging), he definitively places himself as a composer and piano soloist at world-class level"..."he's a virtuoso who roams the same spaces as Oscar Peterson's classic jazz piano, Jan Johansson and Björn J: son Lindh".."a style that's very much his own: warm, sensible, empathetic and lyrical."
Björn Gustavsson – Lira, Sweden

"Touch, phrasing and blending with keyboard and pedal are among Nilsson’s strong suits. They are valuable assets in the performance of his lyrical title tune." 
Doug Ramsey – Rifftides, United States

"An enormous degree of energy and musical flexibility, as well as a very personal and appealing melodic sense..."
Jan Olsson – DIG Jazz, Sweden

"Whether he plays Swedish folk music, classical music, pop, hymns or jazz is brilliant and elegant and, not least, sensitive both in grants and phrasing."
Dan Backman – OrkesterJournalen, Sweden

"The most memorable concert during Kulturkalaset took place at Stora Teatern, when Mattias Nilsson thrilled an attentive audience for about an hour. What makes him unique is his ability to gently improvise, whether the repertoire is Gershwin or a Russian composer. When he gives these free-ranging solo concerts, it’s a mix of classical, chamber jazz and Nordic folk tunes."
(Mats Hallberg – Kulturbloggen, Sweden)

 

REVIEWS – Albums



ACCOLADES

2015
Lion of the Year
Lions Club Bjersund, Sweden

2013
Harry Arnold Scholarship
Harry Arnold Society, Sweden

2012
Jazz Musician of the Year in Skåne
Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

2008
Lomma Culture Prize
Lomma Kommun, Sweden

2008
Jazz Musician of the Year in Skåne
Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden

2007
Jazz Musician of the Year in Skåne
Skånska Dagbladet, Sweden


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