Hans-Ola Ericsson (b.1958, Stockholm)
Hans-Ola Ericsson studied music in Stockholm and Freiburg, later in the USA and in Venice. In 1989 he was appointed Professor at the Swedish National College of Music in Piteå. Hans-Ola Ericsson has given concerts throughout Europe as well as in Japan and the USA and Canada. He has made numerous recordings including a highly acclaimed complete recording of Messiaen´s organ music, and has worked extensively with composers such as John Cage, György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen on the interpretation of their works for organ. He has held guest professorships in Riga, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Amsterdam, as well as lecturing and performing at a large number of leading organ festivals and academic symposia worldwide, campaigning for the quality of new music and its right to be heard. In 1996 Ericsson was appointed permanent guest professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany. In 1999 he received the Swedish Society of Composers interpretation prize and in the spring 2000 was named a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He has been Principal Guest Organist of the Lahti Organ Festival in Finland since 2001. In addition, Ericsson has been actively engaged in organ-restoration projects for many years.
Joël-François Durand: La terre et le feu (mode 139)