Extended interview with David Hansson of The Gothenburg Combo.
New scores by The Gothenburg Combo are now available for purchase!
Due to popular demand the score of The Gothenburg Combo's original composition "Highway One-Music in 3 parts" is now available for purchase! Also just made available is our arrangement of the Ouverture to "The Barber of Seville" by Giacchino Rossini. To purchase: please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another brilliant review for "Sketches of the World"!
A very strong review by Martin Nyström in Dagens Nyheter of the performance "Sketches of the World", the result of The Gothenburg Combos collaboration together with the choreographer Gun Lund and the dance company "E=mc2 Dance" has been published. Two shows left in Gothenburg this week: November 25 and 27.
Success for The Gothenburg Combos collaboration with "E=mc2 Dance".
A very strong review in Göteborgs-Posten of "Sketches of the World", the result of The Gothenburg Combos collaboration together with the choreographer Gun Lund and the dance company "E=mc2 Dance" has been published. Sadly, after the horrible events in Lebanon, France and Kenya the theme of the performance has become painfully relevant the past few days...
Four shows left in Gothenburg: November 18, 20, 25 and 27. The performance is a mediative, dreamlike and thought-provoking reflection on the world. There is still hope...
Reviews of our collaboration with Terry Riley and Gyan Riley have been published. Also two great new reviews of our CD "Guitarscapes"!
New season-new projects!
After the vacations, Combo is now looking forward to an extremely exciting new season. Some highlights: concert at the Royal Castle in Stockholm with the amazing mezzo-soprano Ann-Kristin Jones, a tour in Minnesota, US as part of our exhibition on Swedish music at the American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, a tour together with the father of Musical Minimalism: the legend Terry Riley (concerts in Lithuania and Sweden), an exciting collaboration with the wonderful chorographer Gun Lund, built on our suite "The Seven Continents", resulting in shows in Gothenburg this November and two tours in Denmark! Just to mention some of the projects...
The Gothenburg combo presents the history of Swedish Music at the American Institute in Minneapolis, US!
The Gothenburg Combo is presenting the history of Swedish Music in 10 three-minute-videos (from traditional folk music to the present days) at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis!! At the exhibit these videos will be put 10 different rooms, one for each theme. This is one crazy but incredibly creative project and it has taken the whole spring. Exhibition starts at June 25 and will be on display until october 25.
Premiere of new opera written by Malin Hulphers and The Gothenburg Combo!
On Friday, May 29 we will give the grand premiere of the pocket-opera "Den där Hallen" with music by Malin Hulphers and libretto by The Gothenburg Combo at the gunnebo Castle. Starring Helena Ek, Matts Johansson and Hanna WIskari Griffiths. Really excited about this!
The Gothenburg Combo to perform with Terry Riley!
We are extremely happy to announce that we will give concerts with together with Terry Riley, one of our greatest musical heroes and the amazing guitarist Gyan Riley this autumn! Two concerts in Sweden and one in Vilnius, Lithuania.
"I am looking forward to October and the festival in Uppsala where I will appear with Gyan Riley and The Gothenburg Combo." Terry Riley
So are we!
New review in Akustik Gitarre!
A new review of The Gothenburg Combos lastest album in the leading German magazine Akustik Gitarre has been published!
Amazing new review!
An amazing review in Swedish paper NLT of The Gothenburg Combos concert in Lidköping last week has been published.
The Gothenburg Combo winners at the Swedish Independent Music Awards, "Manifest"!
The Gothenburg Combos album "Guitarscapes" won the prize for best Experimental album of the year 2014 at the Swedish Independent Music Awards! We're very proud and happy!
Guitarscapes nominated to Manifest!
The Gothenburg Combos latest album "Guitarscapes" is nominated to the Swedish Independent Music Awards. We're proud and happy!
New wonderful review of Guitarscapes in Aftonbladet!
Guitarscapes gets 5 stars in Opus Magazine!
The Gothenburg Combos latest CD, "Guitarscapes" gets 5 stars in Opus Magazine, Scandinavias leading magazine on classical music.
Guitarscapes is #10 on the Swedish Classical Album list!
Guitarscapes is #10 on the Swedish Classical Album list. Not bad considering it is an album of instrumental and acoustic ambient soundscapes!
Nce article and review in Lira Musikmagasin
"The Gothenburg Combo, a notoriously boundary pushing guitar duo that has been hailed internationally for a suite of seminal recordings since the start in 1999." A very nice extended article, interview and review has been published in the excellent Lira Music Magazine!
Two excellent new reviews for "Guitarscapes".
Two excellent new reviews for "Guitarscapes" have been published: one in the Dutch "de Volkskrant" and one in Swedish "Göteborgs-Posten".
Guitarscapes gets top rating (5/5) in Dagens Nyheter!
Highest score for The Gothenburg Combos new CD in the imortant Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter.
First review of Guitarscapes published!
The new CD, "Guitarscapes" gets the score 4/5 (4 out of 5 possible) in "The CD-revue" in Swedich Public Service Radio, Classical Channel 2.
New CD, Guitarscapes, out now!
Our new album, Guitarscapes is out now! We´re very happy with it and we hope you will like it too!
The Gothenburg Combo's new CD celebrates the 50th Anniversary of In C by Terry Riley!
On the 4th of November, 1964, musical history was written. That night In C by Terry Riley was performed for the first time in San Francisco Tape Center. This groundbreaking musical work presented a completely new way of constructing music and it opened up a new world of possibilities! The rest is history: musicians and composers such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass quickly adapted the new ideas and turned them into what is now known as ”Musical Minimalism”.
On the new album, Guitarscapes, The Gothenburg Combo celebrates the 50th anniversary of this historic event by releasing the first version ever of In C for acoustic guitars!
Guitarscapes offers a unique rendition of In C for 22 acoustic guitars, both steel- and nylon strung. It is an affectionate version that is both raw and poetic at the same time. The album also features the new Gothenburg Combo-composition America: five “Guitarscapes” that evoke impressionistic images of America filtered through The Gothenburg Combo's innovative and tightly woven sound worlds: from the sun-drenched Highway One to the bleak melancholy of Nebraska, from the romantic and orchestral Zauberberg to the pulsating Twin Cities and the exaltation of 10 Seconds Left.
Interview with The Gothenburg Combo about the new CD, Guitarscapes!
Here is an interview from Göteborgs Fria where we talk about the importance of In C and the influence this work has had on us!
Arrangement of Zi Zhu Diao available for purchase!
The Gothenburg Combo's arrangement of the timeless, beautiful ancient Chinese melody "Zi Zhu Diao" is now available for purchase! On request we will start to notate and publish some of our most beloved compositions and arrangements. This is the first one! To purchase: please send an e-mail to: email@example.com
New season-new concerts!
We´re so looking forward to the new season, which started with an absolutely wonderful concert at the Change Festival in Kungsbacka, Sweden today! Now concerts in Germany, UK, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden follows! And-we´re releasing our 5th album in October-more on that soon...
The Gothenburg Combo to the Radford International Guitar Festival in Virginia, US!
The Gothenburg Combo is looking forward to give concerts and masterclasses at the 13th annual Radford University Guitar Festival in Virginia, US, April 4-5!
The Gothenburg Combo on tour in Germany and The Netherlands
The Gothenburg Combo will be on tour in Germany and The Netherlands from November 8-12. The tour includes recordings for the Dutch TV Channel "Brava TV".
Excellent coverage in Mexican media.
The Gothenburg Combo has just returned from a succesful tour in Mexico. We're already invited back again and can't wait to return next year! Below are some interviews and reviews from some of the major Mexican newspapers!
The Gothenburg Combo returns to Mexico!
We are proud to be invited back to give concerts in Mexico after last years success in Mexico City and Pachuca. This time we'll give three concerts: Fontoteca Nacional in Mexico City on August 24, the legendary and prestigious Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City on August 25 (Mexicos national scene for Classical music) and Teatro al Aire Libre in Texcoco on August 27. Very much looking forward to meet the wonderful Mexican audience again!
New season-new concerts!
We are very much looking forward to the new season. We started last week with a wonderful concert on the Danish island Fur. Coming up next is a return to Mexico, after that loads of interesting and very diverse concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands follows. See you out there!
Success for the Chamber Music Days at Gunnebo Castle!
We are very satisfied with this years edition of "Chamber Music Days" at Gunnebo Castle. All the evening concerts were sold out and packed with wonderfully enthusistic audiences! And wonderful performances throughout: Sjöströmska kvartetten, Tetra, Andreas Brantelid, Per Tengstrand, pupils at the Mölndals Kulturskola et al. To our dear audience: Thank you and see you next year!
The program for the annual Chamber music days at Gunnebo Castle is ready!
The Gothenburg Combo are the artistic directors of the annual Chamber music days at the beautiful Gunnebo Castle in Mölndal just outside Gothenburg. The program for this years festival (May 24-26) is now released! Two of Sweden´s biggest stars on the classical music scene will participate: the amazing pianist Per Tengstrand and the amazing young up-and-coming star celloist Andreas Brantelid! Also appearing are the fantastic String Quartet Sjöströmska kvartten, the virtuoso Vocal Quartet Tetra and The Gothenburg Combo.
The Gothenburg Combos success in Germany continues.
The Gothenburg Combo has just returned from the Neuenburger Gitarrentage in Germany, where they gave three concerts and masterclasses. This was the second year in a row that The Gothenburg Combo was invited to the festival. A very enthusiastic review from the Nordwest Zeitung of their concert in the Schlosskapelle Neuenburg on Wednesday, October 31 has been added!
The Gothenburg Combo to Mexico.
The Gothenburg Combo will visit Mexico for the first time, between September 15-22. The duo will give a concert at the exquisite and very important "Palcio de las Bellas Artes" in Mexico City. Also concerts and masterclasses at the "Festival Internacional de Guitarra Ramon Noble" in Pachuca, Estado de Hidalgo. They will also participate in the jury of a competition at the same festival.
The Gothenburg Combo on Swedish Radio.
Swedish Radio, channel 2 (P2) will broadcast a concert with The Gothenburg Combo tonight at 19.30. It will also be possible to listen to the concert online for a week or so.
First review of the year published.
A very nice review of TheGothenburgCombo's concert in Stockholm last Sunday has been published.
The Gothenburg Combo gives concerts in Dominican Republic.
The Gothenburg Combo will give two concerts as part of the "Festival Internacional de Guitarra ETHOS" in the Dominican Republic: one concert in the capital Santo Domingo on November 18 and one in Puerto Plata on November 19. This is The Gothenburg Combos second visit to the Dominican Republic!
New review published.
A very good review of TheGothenburgCombo's concert at the Gut Altenkamp in Papenburg, Germany has been published.
TheGothenburgCombo on Brava TV.
The Dutch classical music channel "BravaHDTV" will broadcast a concert with TheGothenburgCombo on Tuesday, October 25 at 22:30. The concert will be reprised on three occasions the same week: on Wednesday, 26 at 16:30, on Friday 27 at 10.30 and on Saturday at 5:25. BravaHDTV can be seen from Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Monaco and ‘Portuguese Africa’.
TheGothenburgCombo on tour in Ostfriesland, Germany.
TheGothenburgCombo will be on tour in Ostfriesland, in northern Germany, between October 26-31. They will give three concerts in Papenburg, Neuenburg and Wardenburg as well as give daily masterclasses as a part of the "Neuenburger Gitarrentage".
Interesting article in Süddeutsche Zeitung.
A well-written article in Süddeutsche Zeitung on the Gitarrenfestival Hersbruck, with a brief, but favourable mention of TheGothenburgCombo has been published.
Great review of TheGothenburgCombo's concert in Hersbruck.
A very good review of TheGothenburgCombo's concert at the Internationales Gitarrenfestival in Hersbruck, Germany has been published.
TheGothenburgCombo at 12. Gitarrenfestival in Hersbruck.
TheGothenburgCombo will be at the 12. Gitarrenfestival in Hersbruck, between August 21-26. They will teach and give a shared concert with Carlos Barbosa-Lima (Brazil) and Andrew York (US) on Thursday, 25.
The Gothenburg Combo to the Dominican Republic this November.
The Gothenburg Combo will visit the Dominican Republic and give concerts and masterclasses in November, 2011.
Swedish Radio records The Gothenburg Combo concert.
The Swedish National Radio, channel 2 (P2) will record and broadcast The Gothenburg Combos concert at the chamber music festival at Gunnebo Castle on May 27.
Excellent new videos added.
Three new videos recorded live in concert at Mazetti in Malmö, Sweden, earlier this spring has been added.
New review published.
A new enthusiastic review of The Gothenburg Combos concert in Gerlesborg, Sweden last Saturday has been published.
New review published.
A new enthusiastic review of The Gothenburg Combos concert in Ystad, Sweden last week has been published.
New review published.
A new enthusiastic review of The Gothenburg Combos concert in Kristianstad last week has been published.
The Gothenburg Combo on a very extended tour in the South of Sweden.
Starting on January 31, The Gothenburg Combo will be on tour in the Swedish region Skåne. All in all: 38 concerts, video-documentations and radio-interviews in four weeks: must be some kind of record!
New tours in Germany and Denmark this autumn!
TheGothenburgCombo has been booked for concerts and masterclasses on the German festivals "Internationales Gitarrenfestival Hersbruck" and the "Neuenburger Gitarrentage", this autumn. Also a tour in Denmark and performances at the Danish festival Musik i Tide has been booked.
First tour of the year 2011!
TheGothenburgCombo is starting up the year 2011 with a small tour in Blekinge, Sweden. Concerts in Ronneby, Karlskrona, Olofsström, Karlshamn and Kallinge: 16/1-19/1.
New reviews published.
Two new reviews of TheGothenburgCombos latest CD "Sketches of the World" has been published.
"Sketches of the World" is called the best CD of the year in Dagens Nyheter!
TheGothenburgCombos latest CD, "Sketches of the World" is called the most important CD of the year 2010 by the critic Martin Nyström in Dagens Nyheter today.
Merry Christmas from TheGothenburgCombo!
A sounding christmas card from TheGothenburgCombo published on the excellent christmmas calender "Sounding December".
TheGothenburgCombo in Peru!
TheGothenburgCombo will give concerts, masterclasses and participate in CD-recording sessions on the "8 Festival Internacional de Musica Clasica Contemporanea" in Lima, Peru, between 2010-11-27 and 2010-12-03.
More praise for the new CD, "Sketches of the World"!
TheGothenburgCombos new album "Sketches of the World" gets the highest possible score (5 out of 5) in the Swedish newspaper Norra Västerbotten.
TheGothenburgCombo on tour in Turkey!
TheGothenburgCombo will be on tour in Turkey between October 18-25. They will give six concerts and a masterclass in Istanbul, Ankara, Eskisehir and Göreme. It is their second visit to Turkey, their first tour was in 2008.
A fantastic review in Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung!
An ecstatic review from Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung of TheGothenburgCombos concert at the Gitarrenfestival Ruhr last Sunday has been published!
Good review of "Sketches of the World" in Göteborgs-Posten.
An nice review of TheGothenburgCombos latest CD in the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten has been pubished.
TheGothenburgCombo in Germany and Holland!
TheGothenburgCombo will give two concerts in Germany and one in Holland this weekend.
Review of "Sketches of the World" in Svenska Dagbladet.
A new positive review of TheGothenburgCombos new album has been published.
A beautiful review in Dagens Nyheter of the new album, "Sketches of the World"!
TheGothenburgCombos new album "Sketches of the World" is called "The Album of the year" by the critic Martin Nyström who gives it the highest possible score (5 out of 5) in the influental Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter!
Review of "Sketches of the World".
A nice review of TheGothenburgCombos new album from Hallands Nyheter has been published.
New music has been added!
A new video where TheGothenurgCombo performs a medley of Martin/Dominguez Sones y Flores and their own piece South America has been added as well as some new tracks (excerpts in mp3) from their new album "Sketches of the World". Have a look/have a listen!
Nice article on the TheGothenburgCombo.
A very nice article on TheGothenburgCombo was published in the Swedish newspaper Hallands Nyheter today.
New album, "Sketches of the World" out now!
TheGothenburgCombo has released their fourth album: a colorful, vibrant and dream-like odyssey through the world's music. Influences from African, South American, Chinese and Arabic music have been recast into a highly personal sound world. The main number is their own composition "The Seven Continents" - commissioned by and premiered at the ISCM Festival in 2009. The disc is TheGothenburgCombos most original so far: a colorful mix of world music, folk music, contemporary, experimental and traditional classical music.
The concert agenda has been updated with a performance in Stockholm, Sweden, this november. More detailed information has also been published on TheGothenburgCombo's tours in Sweden this fall and next spring.
TheGothenburgCombo signs distribution deal with Naxos!
TheGothenburgCombo has signed a distribution deal with Naxos. That means their CD catalogue will soon be widely available again. Next CD: "Sketches of the World" will be released on September 5.
TheGothenburgCombo at the Kalv Festrival.
TheGothenburgCombo will be at the Kalv Festival between August 13-15, to initiate the project "Reflections from the World. The project features musicians, artists, social anthropologists, philosophers and the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg.
The full program for "Late Summer Evenings at Gunnebo Castle" has been published.
The program for the festival "Late Summer Evenings at Gunnebo Castle", 2010 is ready!
For the third year in a row, TheGothenburgCombo are the artistic directors of this Chamber Music Festival at the beautiful Gunnebo Castle, just outside Gothenburg, Sweden. We are proud to present this years program in which we have invited two prominent artists to host one concert each: Dror Feiler (Israel-Sweden) and Jasenko Selimovic (Bosnia-Sweden). The program features top-class musicians from China, Latin America, Finland and Sweden. There is also a Musical Quiz and a Family concert.Make sure to book the weekend August 27-29 for this exclusive festival which has a very limited number of seats.
Further tours in Sweden this autumn!
The concert agenda has been updated with a tour in Halland, Sweden this september.
New tours added.
The concert agenda has been updated with two tours in the south of Sweden next spring.
New CD to be released this autumn!
The Gothenburg Combo is currently working on their fourth CD. The album will focus on The Gothenburg Combos own compositions and the centre-piece will be the extended programmatic suite "The Seven Continents" which was premiered during the ISCM World Music Festival, last year, and was met with great enthusiasm from the audience and the critics. The CD is scheduled to be released in September 2010.
The concert agenda has been updated with concerts in Germany and the Netherlands this fall. Tours in Peru, Turkey, Denmark and Finland are also scheduled for this autumn as well as a major tour in the south of Sweden next year. More information on these projects will be published soon!
Critical acclaim for The Gothenburg Combo in the US and Germany.
New reviews from The Gothenburg Combos 2009-tours have been published.
Prestigious award to The Gothenburg Combo.
The Gothenburg Combo has been awarded the prestigious "Interpreters prize" of 2009 from the "Society of Swedish Composers". The ceremony was held at the Opera house in Stockholm, Sweden last Friday. The motivation read: "For their ability to combine stringency in their interpretations with an open and creative attitude to the forms of performing contemporary music".
TheGothenburgCombo gives the Grande Finale concert of Saitensprunge, Gitarrenfestival Bad Aibling.
After an incredibly succesful US-tour with concerts for full houses, TheGothenburgCombo ends this years concert season with a concert at the "Gitarrenfestival Bad Aibling" in Bavaria, southern Germany on Thursday, November 26. From the festivals home-page:
"Their brilliant performances in 2008 during one of the "Guitarrissimo!" evenings evoked such positive resonance there was a clamor for an immediate return. The Grand Finale of the concert series 2009 will be graced by this spectacular duo. David Hansson and Thomas Hansy, also known as the Gothenburg Combo."
The Gothenburg Combo in the US!
TheGothenburgCombo gives a major tour in the US between October 25 and November 16. The tour consists of 15 concerts in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota and Iowa and is arranged by the "Allied Concert Services".
The Gothenburg Combo in the UK!
TheGothenburgCombo performs at the Recital Hall in Bognor Regis, Great Britain on October 17.
Success for TheGothenburgCombo at the ISCM World New Music Days!
TheGothenburgCombos performances of their own compositions at the ISCM World New Music Days in Gothenburg, Sweden was a success. Some press reactions from the Swedish newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet has been published on this site.
TheGothenburgCombo's bio is now also available in German.
A German version of the biography has been added.
New videos added.
Some new videos of TheGothenburgCombo playing music by Piazzolla. the Cuban composer Eduardo Martin and a Swedish folk song has been added.
Tour dates for TheGothenburgCombo's tour in Finland ready.
Tour dates for TheGothenburgCombos tour in Finland this fall has been published. More detailed information will follow.
Welcome to the festival "Late Summer Evenings at Gunnebo Castle"!
For the second year in a row, TheGothenburgCombo are the artistic directors of the chamber music festival at the beautiful Gunnebo Castle, just outside Gothenburg, Sweden. We are proud to present a very varied and interesting program ranging from classical to jazz to theatre to comedy to world music, everything performed by a musicians of the utmost artistic quality. Make sure to book the weekend August 21-23 for this cosy festival...
Wide critical acclaim for TheGothenburgCombo's last tour in Sweden!
A very enthusiastic review of TheGothenburgCombo from "Södermanlands Nyheter" has been published.
The concert agenda has been updated with a tour in Finland this September and three new concerts in Sweden this summer and fall.
TheGothenburgCombo presents the chamber music festival at Gunnebo Castle!
TheGothenburgCombo are the artistic directors and hosts of the festival "Late summer evenings at Gunnebo Castle"- "S(c)ensommarkvällar på Gunnebo Slott". We are proud to present a very varied and interesting program of the highest artistic calibre! The artists are now ready, among the many highlights are the world-famous cellist Thorleif Theden and the first ever concert in Scandinavia by the unimitable and highly succesful German duo "Friend n Fellow"
Tour dates for TheGothenburgCombo's US tour-2009 ready!
Tour dates for TheGothenburgCombos tour in the US, this fall has been published. More detailed information will follow.