Nils-Erik Sparf


Nils-Erik Sparf received his soloist diploma from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1971 and then continued his studies at the Prague Academy. From 1973 to 1979, he was the first violinist and concertmaster of the Royal Court Orchestra. For the following two years, he held the position of second concertmaster in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, before serving as the principal violinist in the Uppsala Chamber Soloists and concertmaster of the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra from 1981 to 1993. Between 1993 and 1999, he returned to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this time as the first concertmaster, and then went back to the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and Uppsala Chamber Soloists.

Nils-Erik Sparf is also featured on a large number of CD recordings, particularly with the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, including Brahms' Violin Concerto in 2012 and Mozart's five Violin Concertos in 2013. Since 1992, Nils-Erik Sparf has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He has received numerous awards and honors for his unique interpretations. In 2004, he was awarded the "Litteris et Artibus" medal, and in 2013, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s Interpretation Prize.

Nils-Erik Sparf.