Sten Ulloa Carler, performance in Hummer International Piano Competition, what took him to the Semifinal round.

Here I want to present my institution.

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The campus of a Karlstad University-  Musikhögskolan Ingesund is located on the lake in the middle of the Swedish forest. Peaceful plays with many fantastic instruments, where future pianists can focus, practise and develop peacefully and fast!  Our institution developing really fast as well, besides best in country program for the instrumental pedagogues now we are building up the bachelor - soloist education, what will be launched in 2016! 

Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist

about the new Artistic Bachelor program 

at Ingesund School of Music

Student on the video is Ernst Erlanson and

he is playing Prokofjev Sonata no 6

Read Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvists Article about the development of the instrumental pedagogical program. Published in PianoBulletin Magazine in Sweden. 

Aristo Sham at the semifinals of Bachauer International Piano Competition. Silver Medal and Audience Prize in 2018

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Pedagogical work

Only in the past few academic years Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist was giving master courses at: Kyungsung International Piano Academy South Korea, Royal Brussels Conservatory Belgium, Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Denmark Odense Music Academy, Ireland Royal Academy in Dublin, Iceland Academy of Arts in Reykjavik, Germany Hochschule für Musik Köln,  Music Academy in Stockholm, Edsberg department, Finland: Sibelius-Academy, and other music academies at: Turku, Kuopio, Oulu, Pietarsaari, Jyväskylä. Masterclasses at the festivals: Helsingborg Piano festival, Göteborg Piano Festival, Tjenre Festival in Artsakh.  

​​Presentation of a new Bachelor Education at Ingesund School of Music, Piano

8th Nordic Piano Competition

Sten Ulloa Carler, performance Hummel Etude.

Aristo Sham at the finals of Dublin International Piano Competition, Prokofjev Concerto no 3

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Daumants Liepins at Finals of Enescu Competition. 2nd prize winner. Performance of Rachmaninov Concerto no 3.

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We are happy to present this competition, what will take place at Ingesund School of Music in 2017!

New location, new rules, concerto final accompanied by the Wermland Opera
Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson, 
Live Streaming

Artistic Director: Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist

Main Sponsor: Blüthner Pianos

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Anais Cassiers, performance of Chopin Etude op 10 no 5


Only during years 2016-2018 her students became Top Prize Winners and Finalists and Special Prize Winners of WFIMC level competitions like:

G. Bachauer International Piano Competition in US, Concours de Geneve in Switzerland, Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Georgia, Dublin International Piano Competition in Ireland, J. Mottram International Piano Competition in England, Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Switzerland, Grieg Piano Competition in Norway and Enescu International Piano Competition in Rumania

Filip Michalak, Rautavaara Sonata no 2

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Filip Michalak Schumann Sonara no 2 mov 1

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What is important for me in the piano pedagogical work.

1. To be able to give to the students the great tradition and the real ”school” of the piano playing and make sure that this tradition will survive trough future generations. 
2. Inspire the students to find their own voice in the music making and own sound in piano playing. To develop young pianists to be the multidimensional musicians.  
3. To help young pianists with piano technique related physical problems.  And help to calibrate the piano technique in many different aspects.
4. Help young pianists with the mental problems for ex like fear and instability in stage performance situations. Specially help needed in the competition or audition situations.  Here it would be good to mention the importance of the work on the group lessons, where pianists can play the program for the group of their colleagues and discuss for ex some of the public performance related problems as well as interpretational details.
5. Help to work with memorization, learning process of difficult texture material and work on the prima vista skills.
6. Help the young musicians to work not only with the virtuosic and piano bravura technique, but also with the advanced technique related to work with the piano sound.
7. To learn so much like possible different repertoire in many like possible styles and traditions
8. Inspire students to do different chamber music projects, because learning form the other instrumentalists can be the same essential important for the development of the musicianship.
9. Do active organizational work on national and international level. Trying to organize many different projects and tours for the students. In the same time there is a significant importance in participation in international piano competitions and preparation to them.  
10. Make the students ready for the

professional music life.

To get to know what goals and dreams

the young musician has and help to

do all the concrete

steps to reach those goals​​

Here you can see a LIVE stream reports about all our projects and also - get to know more about my work, meet my students, look to many videos and many more exciting details!

Some videos of my students

Besides deep devotion to the pedagogical work prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is an artistic director of Glafsfjorden Music Festival and newly restarted  Nordic Piano Competition,

Prof. Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist is also an important part of the development of the new Artistic Bachelor program at Karlstad University, where she also was a founder and creator of the educational plan for the main subject piano. 

Daumants Liepins at Tbilisi International Piano Competition, winner of Prize for Artistry and 4th Prize

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Daumants Liepins

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