Bohumír Stehlík won the Ljunggrenska competition 2016

Bohumír Stehlík, pianist and former student at KMH, won first prize in the Ljunggren Competition 2016. The competition, which is one of Sweden's foremost classical music, was organized this year for the twentieth time by the Ebba and Gustaf Ljunggren's Memorial Fund in collaboration with the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg.

The price is $ 100,000, and a concert tour with the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

"A true poet of the piano that invites you to new worlds of sound. His singing tone reaches right into the heart." That was the jury's motivation when the prize was awarded to pianist Bohumír Stehlík after the final in Ljunggrenska competition at the University of Music and Drama.

- It's incredible, I still have not really understood that I won! This is of course one of the biggest competitions, so it is obviously important to me. Now I feel a great responsibility to play a lot and be even better, says Bohumír Stehlík.

Bohumír Stehlík thus joins the long line of students from KMH who captured first prize in the contest: last year, the victory went to cellist and also KMH student Amalie Stalheim.

The second prize of 60 000 went to Jacob Lidåkra, also a pianist and former KMH student. The statement read: "An independent musicians with the ability to enchant their audience. His sense of rhythm makes your music to dance in the interesting repertoire choice. "

Violinist Ava Bahari received the third prize of 40 000. The jury said: "A temperamental and virtuosic violinist with distinctive soloist talent."


For questions, contact:

Anders Carlsson, Högskolan för scen och musik (Academy of Music and Drama), coordinator Ljunggrenska tävlingen, e-mail:, tel: +46 70-673 40 22

Uppdaterad 2017-03-27