Fredrik Ullén

Swedish piano virtuoso Fredrik Ullén was educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, but cites Finnish pianist Liisa Pohjola as being his primary influence. Ullén is a highly skilled virtuoso, who specializes in Sorabji, the Stockhausen Klavierstücke, the Ligeti etudes, and other works requiring a high degree of transcendental skill. He also works extensively with living composers such as György Kurtág, Mauricio Kagel, George Flynn, and Barnabás Dukay. Based in Sweden, Ullén concentrates most of his touring in Scandanavia, Germany, Hungary, and the United States, and he has appeared at a number of major festivals. He has recorded for Pro Piano and Caprice, but since 1996 has primarily recorded for Swedish label BIS. Ullén also performs in a duo with cellist Judit Csatoszégi. In addition to his pianism, Ullén has a PhD in neuroscience and is a member of the Prometheus Society, an organization of people with super-high IQs.

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