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Marika Fältskog

Marika Fältskog was born and raised in Helsinki, as part of a large musical family. "Everybody plays – parents and siblings, grandfathers, aunts and uncles..." she tells us. When she and her twin sister Jannica were 18, they went to Edsberg Academy of Music in Sweden, where their brother Jan-Erik Gustafsson was already studying cello for Frans Helmersson. The sisters studied violin for Endre Wolf and his wife Jennifer. Marika has also partaken in several master classes with Victor Liebermann, György Pauk and Mihaela Martin, among others. Marika took her chamber music diploma in 1996 and her soloist diploma in 1998. She received her soloist diploma after she performed Beethoven's Violin Concert with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonics. Already in 1996 Marika got a permanent position in the first violin section with the Stockholm Philharmonics and she became alternating first concertmaster from 2000. Her siblings are in Sveriges Radios Symphony Orchestra, Jannica as alternating first concertmaster and Jan-Erik as solo cellist.
She and her sister were members of the Selin Quartet in Finland for ten years and won the famous competition Concertino Prague at the end of the 1980s. She's also played with the Vertavo Quartet in Norway and she's been active in other chamber music contexts.

Marika Fältskog was hired as first concertmaster in Malmö Symphony Orchestra in the spring of 2008. She's previously been a soloist in several violin concerts, among others Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart with Stockholm Sinfonietta and the Royal Philharmonics.

Since 2007 she works as an instructor in violin and chamber music at the Malmö Academy of Music. She likes to teach: "It feels like a responsibility to teach what I know and to bring out talented violinists. It's important".
In October 2009 the Malmö Academy of Music was pleased to announce a new violin professorship which has been made possible due to a donation from Sten K. Johnson and has been taken by Marika Fältskog. The donation will also be used towards master classes held by international guest professors of string instruments.

Since 2007 she works as an instructor in violin and chamber music at the Malmö Academy of Music. She likes to teach: "It feels like a responsibilty to teach what I know and to bring out talented violinists. It's important".

In October 2009 the Malmö Academy of Music was pleased to announce a new violin professorship which has been made possible due to a donation from Sten K. Johnson and has been taken by Marika Fältskog. The donation will also be used towards master classes held by international guest professors of string instruments.

 



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Marika Fältskog
Professor in violin
Teachers (Malmö Academy of Music)

E-mail:
marika.faltskog@mhm.lu.se

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