Welcome to Östergötland Music Days
August 10-17, 2019!
Opening concerts on August 10 & 11:

With star soprano of the Stockholm Royal Opera Christina Nilsson, winner of Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition and Wilhelm Stenhammar International Voice Competition.

Program 2019 in English (pdf)

Östergötland Music Days 2019 invites you to enjoy classical music and jazz in our lovely region.
Our main cities are Linköping and Norrköping, but we play all over the province; in castles, churches, art museums, concert halls.
The festival opens on the inner court-yard of the Linköping Castle. Star soprano Christina Nilsson is featured with the Östgöta Symphonic Winds – one of Sweden’s five professional wind ensembles.
The concert, which is doubled in Åtvidaberg, is conducted by our Artistic Director, Staffan Mårtensson.
Staffan is also featured as clarinetist in a concert with celebrated soprano Kerstin Avemo and pianist Love Derwinger.
During the week you will meet some of Sweden’s foremost chamber music artists and chamber groups: flautist Tobias Carron, guitarist Per Skareng, Swedish-Danish Trio Anassa and the Treitler String Quartet. Local professional groups include the Crusell Wind Quintet, the Östgöta Brass Quintet and the Östgöta Jazz Band.
As for jazz, you will hear one of the country’s most legendary blues singer, Claes Janson, and the stunning Stockholm Swing All Stars, a group of virtuoso jazz soloists making the great classics come alive.
Jazz/pop celebrity Lina Nyberg comes with a group co-fronted by Lebanese singer Tania Saleh in a creative cross-over program. Oud player Fadi Kattini and Linköping Women’s Choir add to the festival’s wide scope of repertoire.
Children of all ages are welcome to each and all of our concerts, but we do have specific children’s concerts, in Linköping and Norrköping.
The Music Days end with our Festival Sinfonietta and phenomenal cellist Svante Henryson performing music by Wissmer, Debussy, Schubert and Henryson’s inventive solo concerto based on Bach’s cello suites.
Take a good look into our program. You will find a number of interesting venues to visit, not only for the music but for the guided tours and exhibits, for a picknick or a moment of church tranquility.

Welcome to enjoy wonderful music in a province of beauty!

Staffan Mårtensson
Artistic Director


Only cash payment/Swish at all concerts!
Program subject to changes.

Program 2019 in English (pdf)




The Music Days have developed into the most important classical music summer event in the province of Östergötland, together with the Vadstena Academy (which produces mainly opera). But over the years, the concept of chamber music has broadened. Besides the classical-romantic repertoire, our programmes contain baroque, contemporary, jazz, Swedish folk music, ethnic music, blues, choir, church music… Many prominent actors, dancers and lecturers have taken part in cross-over concerts.