Facts & Figures
SEMMY STAHLHAMMER has been First Concertmaster at the Royal Swedish Opera, teacher at the Stockholm Royal Music College, appears on CD recordings and has been artistic director of several music festivals. In his atelier in Stockholm he restores violins. His book Codename Barber, which has received outstanding reviews, first published in Swedish, is translated into English, Russian, Hebrew and Chinese. He frequently appears at the Royal Castles in Sweden on events arranged by the Royal Family.
MIRIAM OLDENBURG, accordion, is a frequently engaged musician, mostly in the genres of klezmer, world music and cabaret. She has appeared on Swedish television and radio and participated in many theater productions. Miriam is a member of Lindy & Bon Bon Band, world music group Parizad and Cabaret duo Glädjeflickorna. She has also toured Europe with Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo.
ISABEL BLOMMÉ is a free lance cellist. She has worked at the Royal Swedish Opera, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She has been Artist in Residence at the Banff Music Center, performs at international music festivals, on radio and TV and appears on CD recordings. Isabel is a member of Ensemble Fenix, World Music group Parizad and Indra String Quartet.
NINA ÅKERBLOM NIELSEN (guest singer) is a genre-crossing singer, composer and lyric writer. She performs baroque and renaissance songs, Celtic and Swedish folk music, Yiddish songs, romantic arias, jazz, musical hits, contemporary art music, and writes music for choir and theatre. She has received the Katz Culture Grant for her archievments for the Jewish music. She has toured internationally with Ensemble Villancico, Le Tendre Amour from Barcelona, and nationally with various Swedish groups.