[ 23. Oktober 2010 ]

SCHWEDEN – Concerts Sweden will be terminated

„Rikskonserter“ (engl.: „Concerts Sweden“), die traditionsreiche staatliche
Stiftung des schwedischen Musiklebens, wird zum Jahreswechsel aufgelöst.

—– Original Message —–
From: allegro@rikskonserter.se
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 10:52 AM
Subject: Concerts Sweden will be terminated

Concerts Sweden will be terminated

Concerts Sweden will be terminated definitely on 1 January 2011, in
accordance with the decision made by the Swedish Parliament and the Swedish

One of the consequences is that Concerts Sweden will no longer be
recommending international ensembles and performers to Swedish organisers
and vice versa.

Likewise, in 2011, Concerts Sweden will not be a part of the international
collaborations and networks e.g. Young Nordic Jazz Comets, Ethno World,
Europe Jazz Network, Jeunesses Musicales International, Jazz from Sweden,
Celtic Connection, Babel Med, Tønder, Cinars, Womex, Ispa, Iama, Apap and
Folk Alliance.

Two of Concerts Sweden’s departments will be saved: the record label Caprice
Records and the electroacoustic music studios, EMS. Those two departments
will be moved over to the new body called Statens Musikverk under which the
new department, Plattformen för musik, will be placed. This department will
take over some of the responsibilities which formerly lay with Concerts
Sweden and will start to function on 1 January 2011.

For further information about Plattformen för musik please contact Statens
Musiksamlingar, telephone +46 85 19 55 400 or http://www.smus.se.

Parts of Concerts Sweden’s administration will be available during the first
half of 2011 in order to finish all the financial commitments of the
foundation. The remaining parts of the foundation will be dismantled during
the second quarter of 2012.

Updated information about this will available on http://www.rikskonserter.se all
through 2011.

The staff of Concerts Sweden hereby would like to thank all the organisers
and partners for a great collaboration and many fine musical moments over
the years.
Johan Scherwin
Press Officer
Concerts Sweden/Rikskonserter
Nybrokajen 11
S-111 48 Stockholm
tel: +46 84 07 16 86