About

Photo by Elias Gammelgård

Photo by Elias Gammelgård

Mattias Jacobsson Schulstad made his recital debut at age seventeen, and has since released a recording and performed in concerto, chamber and recital settings.
 
His recording Invocación (Avie), explores the Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega’s influences, original work and legacy; from the inspiration that Chopin had on Tárrega’s musical output, through to his pupils Miguel Llobet and Emilio Pujol.
 
2015 sees a concerto written for Mattias under way by Enrico Chapela, and the U.S. premiere of his Melate Binario, in a return performance at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge. Mattias will also tour Sweden, with violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron, under the auspices of Kultur i Väst.
 
2014 saw the premieres of two concertos written for Mattias; by Jakub Ciupiński and Ryan Francis, with Metropolis Ensemble and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble respectively. That year also included recitals in Sweden with violinist Ernő Kállai, presented by Musik i Syd.
 
In 2013, Mattias recorded Come, Heavy Sleep, ‘Slow and quiet’, from Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland Op.70, in a collaboration between Albert Augustine and the Metropolitan Museum. He performed the work at Strathmore that year, during the centennial celebrations of Benjamin Britten.
 
Mattias has performed at the Uppsala International Guitar Festival, recorded and broadcast by Swedish Radio; at the Musik vid Siljan festival; and with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on radio in the United States for NPR and WQXR, and recorded for Televisión Española in Madrid, where he also performed at the prison Soto del Real.
 
Born near Stockholm, Sweden, Mattias began playing the guitar with Erik Möllerström in the Nacka Municipal School of Music, where he studied between 1994 and 2003. At fifteen, he enrolled at Södra Latins Gymnasium, studying with Bo Hansson between 2000 and 2003, followed by studies at the Malmö Academy of Music with Göran Söllscher and Gunnar Spjuth (2003-2006) and at the Juilliard School (2006-2008). Mattias plays strings by Albert Augustine, on a 1971 Ignacio Fleta e hijos guitar.

(May 2015)

 

Concerts

FOLKETS HUS
2015/09/20, Kungshamn, Sweden
Presenter: Sotenäs Kommun
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

PINGSTKYRKAN
2015/09/19, Uddevalla, Sweden
Presenter: Collegium Musicum, Uddevalla
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

FOLKETS HUS
2015/09/18, Vänersborg, Sweden
Presenter: Vänersborgs Musikförening
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

S:T LUKAS KYRKA
2015/07/19, Skövde, Sweden
Presenter: Musik på Billingen
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

STOLA HERRGÅRD
2015/07/18, Lidköping, Sweden
Presenter: Musik på Slott och Herresäten
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

PRIVATE EVENT
2015/07/14, New York, NY, USA
Presenter: Private Residence
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Kreisler; Mompou; Piazzolla; and Ysaÿe
With Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin

 

(LE) POISSON ROUGE
2015/05/04, New York, NY, USA
Presenter: (Le) Poisson Rouge

Works by Barrios; Chapela (U.S. premiere); Domeniconi; and Tárrega

 

CITY THEATER
2014/07/26, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar (world premiere)
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
With the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

 

CITY THEATER
2014/07/25, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ryan Francis: Album for Guitar (world premiere)
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
With the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble



PRIVATE EVENT
2014/06/04, Califon, NJ, USA
Presenter: SWEA New Jersey
Arr. Jacobsson Schulstad: Three Swedish Folk Songs


(LE) POISSON ROUGE
2014/04/07, New York, NY, USA
Jakub Ciupiński: Guitar Concerto (world premiere)
Presenter: (Le) Poisson Rouge/Metropolis Ensemble
With Metropolis Ensemble; Andrew Cyr, conductor

 

(LE) POISSON ROUGE
2014/04/06, New York, NY, USA
Jakub Ciupiński: Guitar Concerto (world premiere)
Presenter: (Le) Poisson Rouge/Metropolis Ensemble

With Metropolis Ensemble; Andrew Cyr, conductor


LOKSTALLARNA
2014/03/23, Karlshamn, Sweden
Presenter: Pro Musica
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Llobet; Paganini; Piazzolla; Pujol; Tárrega

With Ernő Kállai, violin



PALLADIUM
2014/03/16, Malmö, Sweden
Presenter: Palladium
Works by Domeniconi; Falla; Llobet; Paganini; Piazzolla; Pujol; Tárrega

With Ernő Kállai, violin

 

Recording

 
The playing throughout is refined, intelligent and highly musical; the tone, though never sweet, is fulsome and appealing. An outstanding debut.
— Gramophone
 

Invocación – Nocturne Op.9 No.2

 

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