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     Willen, Niklas Olov (30th March 1961-Present)

    He is an orchestral conductor born in Taby, Sweden.  He entered the Royal Stockholm Conservatoire where he studied composition and conducting and after completing his education became Chief Conductor of the Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra and a Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.  Travelling outside his home country he has led many of the major European orchestras including The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and is currently the Chief Conductor of the Danish Sonderjyllands Symfoniorkester.  Hailed as the "the finest Swedish conductor of his generation", he is a busy recording artist and has made many recording with several European orchestras using a repertoire that covers contemporary, classical and romantic music.  Also noted for conducting opera he has worked with the Swedish and Norwegian National Opera orchestras.


    Royal Scottish National Orchestra recordings

    Hugo Emil Alfven

    Festival Overture

    NAX 8.553962

    Conductor - Niklas Willen


    Mountain King, The

    Naxos 8.553962

    Conductor - Niklas Willen


    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1

    Naxos 7 30099 47292 0

    Conductor - Niklas Willen


    Swedish Rhapsody No. 3, (Dalecarlian Rhapsody)

    Conductor - Niklas Willen - NAX 8.553729


    Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Opus 7

    Naxos 8.553962

    Conductor - Niklas Willen 



    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niklas_Will%C3%A9n
    2. http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/artist_page.asp?name=willen
    3. http://www.naxos.com/conductorinfo/338.htm
















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