“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Ulrika Davidsson

Ulrika Davidsson is a versatile musician, who maintains a performance career on the piano, fortepiano, clavichord, as well as the harpsichord. She teaches historical keyboard instruments at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, and at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. From 2007 to 2012 she was Assistant Professor of Historical Keyboards at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, as well as Music Director of Rochester City Ballet, and the Draper Center for Dance Education in Rochester. Ulrika Davidsson has given concerts throughout Europe, and in the US, Canada, Japan, and South Korea, and has presented recitals and lectures at many international academies and conferences. She has been featured as piano soloist with a number of orchestras in her native Sweden, she has toured with many chamber music ensembles, and has appeared on national television and radio. Dr. Davidsson has graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and historical keyboards, studying with Barry Snyder, and a Master’s degree in harpsichord performance under the tutelage of William Porter. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Gothenburg where Elisif Lundén-Bergfelt was her teacher; and the Organist and Cantor Diploma from The Royal Academy of Music. In Amsterdam, she studied piano with Willem Brons at the Sweelinck Conservatory. From 1990 to 1999 she served on the faculty of the School of Music, University of Gothenburg. A generous grant from the University of Gothenburg gave her the opportunity to study fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and clavichord with Harald Vogel. 2008–2013 she was on the faculty of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Her solo CD ‘Haydn Sonatas. Galanterien to Sturm und Drang’ has been released on Loft Recordings. In 2013 she was the recipient of Adlerbertska konststipendiet.