Born in October 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden and living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oscar Micaelsson is soon to make his debut from the Master program in piano at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, under the tutelage of Professor Niklas Sivelöv.
Besides playing classical and contemporary piano music, Oscar Micaelsson is also active in the fields of jazz and improvisation, he is an organist, and he is a composer. In his writings about music he has concentrated on aspects of jazz, contemporary music and the classical tradition.
A versatile, dedicated musician Oscar Micaelsson is already an experienced performer at home and abroad. He has performed in Sweden, Austria, Iceland, Denmark and Germany, as a soloist or in chamber music or as soloist in piano concertos. In the Royal Academy celebrations of Franz Liszt in 2011 he made his mark in a recital, whereas in 2012 the John Cage concerto for prepared piano and chamber orchestra at the annual Academy festival of New Music under the direction of maestro Jean Thorel, going on to celebrate his own birthday by giving a free open-air concert in the town hall square of Copenhagen, playing and conducting Mozart’s ’Jeunehomme’ concerto and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
In 2012, he performed at The Tivoli Concert hall, Copenhagen, Works for piano by Conlon Nancarrow and Stravinsky and again in 2013 at the Tivoli Beethoven Festival performing Beethoven.
Oscar Micaelsson has been invited to several prominent modern music festivals in Denmark, he has received several dedications and he has performed and worked together with living composers, creating and spreading the music of our time. In 2011, a collaboration with Finland in ‘Young Nordic Music festival’ and ‘PULSAR’ - festival of Contemporary Music, Denmark, in the years 2009-2012 performing duo piano, chamber music and works for solo.
In 2013, Oscar was participating in the first Danish performance in original seating of Steve Reich: Music for 18 musicians. With the modern music ensemble EKKOZONE. The performance was a part of the ‘Roskilde Festival’ – Festival for world, popular and rock music in Denmark as a special invitation in this case for performing alternative music.
In June 14 2013 Oscar performed danish composer Gunnar Berg’s pianoconcerto “Frise” for piano and chamber orchestra in the prestigious Konzert Haus in Vienna, Austria in the festival ’100 Jahre Österreichischer Komponistenbund’ with European Contemporary Composers Orchestra (ECCO) under the direction of Maestro Chungki Min.