Swedish cellist Jakob Koranyi has toured Europe extensively performing in recital as well as a concerto soloist. A committed chamber musician, he has collaborated with several distinguished musicians and his exciting collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Centre will see his return for performances with some of the world’s leading chamber musicians, this season playing Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos. Also well known for his interdisciplinary collaboration work, he has teamed up with dancer Heather Ware in creating the piece Bach - A Play in Motion, and has toured with the show Snow in June by choreographers Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana, which features cello music by Tan Dun.
Koranyi was a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organization in 11/12 and during that season was also awarded the Norwegian Soloist Prize. In 2009 he received the 2nd Grand Prix at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris. While still a student, he won first prizes in all national music competitions in Sweden, most notably the prestigious Soloist Prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Part of the award was the recording and release of his critically acclaimed recital CD “Jakob Koranyi, cello” featuring works by Britten, Ligeti and Brahms. On the strength of this recording Jakob was labelled “a force to be reckoned with” by The Strad Magazine.
Jakob Koranyi plays on a Giouanni Grancino built 1692 in Milan.