“Johan is a national treasure”

Nicola Clase, Swedish Ambassador

Johan Hugosson

Johan Hugosson’s compositions are cinematic and neoclassical in style. He merges his different musical experiences and emotions to form his own musical and life journey, such as in his compositions for the show and CD “Made In Sweden” and the oratorio “Literas Loquendi” (Transforming Letters).

Recent compositions have included the concert overture“Togo” for symphony orchestra and “Exile” for double choir and solo cello. In 2015 the Financial Times and the Swedish Embassy in London commissioned him to write a new Christmas Carol entitled “Rune Carol”. He has composed a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, premiered at St Paul’s Cathedral. Johan also recently completed a second piano book for children: Piano Passion 2.

His repertoire as a concert pianist stretches from Bach through Beethoven and Chopin to his own piano works. In 2011 he won the Gothenburg Contemporary Piano Competition Nyskrivet where part of the competition was to improvise, something Johan also enjoys doing in recital.

Born in Lund, Sweden, into a musical family, Johan Hugosson studied at Royal College of Music in London and at the Royal Danish Conservatoire in Copenhagen. He has recently finished a Masters degree in film composition.

Johan’s discography includes a CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, recorded live to internationally critical acclaim.

Johan Hugosson displays a real artistic sensitivity to this repertoire – he has remarkable technique and a poetic understanding of these works, offering fresh, new insights that are stirring and engaging for the listener.

Nick Peros, Phoenix Classical

Att samarbeta med Johan är inspirerande och glädjefyllt.Han är en briljant pianist och lyhörd ackompanjatör. Ett ovärderligt stöd vid gestaltning av poesi, naturlyrik och dramatiska berättelser i musikalisk inramning.

Sven-Bertil Taube