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Hans Hellsten

HANS HELLSTEN – organ
Hans Hellsten, born in Helsingborg in 1958, is Professor of Organ, teaching at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University. Between 1987 and 1991 he served as a church musician in the parish of Burlöv near Malmö. Recent assignments include concert tours all over Europe, in the USA and in Canada.

His repertoire is vast, stressing foremost the Latin Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach, and modern organ classics, especially the works of Swedish-Canadian Bengt Hambræus, whose music is featured on a three-volume CD: “The Organ Music of Bengt Hambræus”. Other recordings include “Gothic Dreams”, portraying the famous Genarp organ at Malmö MusHans Hellsten, born in Helsingborg in 1958, is Professor of Organ, teaching at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University. Between 1987 and 1991 he served as a church musician in the parish of Burlöv near Malmö. Recent assignments include concert tours all over Europe, in the USA and in Canada.

His repertoire is vast, stressing foremost the Latin Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach, and modern organ classics, especially the works of Swedish-Canadian Bengt Hambræus, whose music is featured on a three-volume CD: “The Organ Music of Bengt Hambræus”. Other recordings include “Gothic Dreams”, portraying the famous Genarp organ at Malmö Museum, and “Penetrating the Organ”, featuring music by Kent Olofsson, Hans Gefors and Peter Hansen, both records for dB-Productions. A record featuring composer Torsten Nilsson in co-operation with pianist Hans Pålsson, will be released in the near future.

After graduating from the Organist Programme at the Malmö Academy of Music, Hans Hellsten studied with Susan Landale, Nicholas Danby, Grethe Krogh, Jens E. Christensen and Montserrat Torrent. In spring 1982, Mr. Hellsten concluded four years of organ studies in France with Marie-Claire Alain by winning the “Prix de Virtuosité” of the M.-C. Alain master classes at the conservatoire in Rueil-Malmaison.

Presently, Prof. Hellsten divides his time between teaching at the Academy, playing the organ, giving concerts, performing at music festivals, and also giving expert advice to Swedish parishes in need of new instruments for their churches. In addition, he writes frequent articles on various musical issues.

Shortly before Christmas 2002, he published the richly illustrated “Instrumentens drottning – orgelns historia och teknik” (Organ – The Queen of Instruments. History And Techniques), produced by music secretary Kjell Bengtsson of Sensus (adult educational association) in co-operation with editors Natur & Kultur and music editor Gehrmans. The result of two years of industrious work, it has received enthusiastic praise among literary and expert book reviewers.

um, and “Penetrating the Organ”, featuring music by Kent Olofsson, Hans Gefors and Peter Hansen, both records for db-productions. A record featuring composer Torsten Nilsson in co-operation with pianist Hans Pålsson, will be released in the near future.

After graduating from the Organist Programme at the Malmö Academy of Music, Hans Hellsten studied with Susan Landale, Nicholas Danby, Grethe Krogh, Jens E. Christensen and Montserrat Torrent. In spring 1982, Mr. Hellsten concluded four years of organ studies in France with Marie-Claire Alain by winning the “Prix de Virtuosité” of the M.-C. Alain master classes at the conservatoire in Rueil-Malmaison.

Presently, Prof. Hellsten divides his time between teaching at the Academy, playing the organ, giving concerts, performing at music festivals, and also giving expert advice to Swedish parishes in need of new instruments for their churches. In addition, he writes frequent articles on various musical issues.

Shortly before Christmas 2002, he published the richly illustrated “Instrumentens drottning – orgelns historia och teknik” (Organ – The Queen of Instruments. History And Techniques), produced by music secretary Kjell Bengtsson of Sensus (adult educational association) in co-operation with editors Natur & Kultur and music editor Gehrmans. The result of two years of industrious work, it has received enthusiastic praise among literary and expert book reviewers.

 



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Hans Hellsten
Teachers (Malmö Academy of Music)

Phone:
+4640325488

E-mail:
hans.hellsten@mhm.lu.se

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