Tekla Nilsson

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Swedish
Instrument: Clarinet
Date of birth 2002/10/03
Promoted by EMCY, Epoche_f 2021

Tekla Nilsson, born in 2002, started playing the clarinet at the age of nine. She studies with Christophe Liabäck in Lund, Sweden. During a year in Boston (2018-2019), she was a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) led by Benjamin Zander, and studied chamber music at New England Conservatory. She has had masterclasses with Emil Jonasson, Magnus Holmander, Andrea Scarrafi and Yehuda Gilad. She is enrolled in the talent development program at the Nordic Center for Music talent (NCM).

Tekla Nilsson is the winner of Polstjärnepriset Vänersborg in Sweden 2020, Sweden’s foremost competition for young classical musicians. In 2018, she won second prize in the Øresunds Solist competition in Copenhagen. She received first prize in Stockholm International Music Competition 2016 in the chamber music category.

Tekla has performed as a soloist with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish National Youth Wind Orchestra (Blåslandslaget), and with the pianist Ulrich Stærk at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.

If you are interested in working with Tekla, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



C. Deák, Sonatina
G. Jacob, Five pieces for Clarinet, Preamble, Waltz & Homage to JSB
E. von Koch, Monologue no. 3
H. Sutermeister, Capriccio for Solo Clarinet

With piano

M. Arnold, Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano
J. Brahms, Sonata no.2 in E-flat, Allegro Amabile
G. Finzi, Five Bagatelles
B. Fredrikson, 55:an
N. Gade, Fantasiestücke piece (Op. 43)
P. Gaubert, Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano
W. Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes
F. Poulenc, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
C. Saint-Saëns, Clarinet Sonata (Op. 167)

Chamber music

J. Brahms, Clarinet Trio (Op. 114)
F. Mendelssohn, Konzertstück no. 2 for two clarinets (Op. 114)
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, Larghetto
A. von Zemlinsky, Clarinet Trio, Allegro ma non troppo

With orchestra

B. H. Crusell, Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Concerto, Adagio
C. M. von Weber, Concertino
C. M. von Weber, Concerto in F minor, (Op. 73)
J. Williams, Victor’s tale


Malcolm Arnold: Sonatine for klarinet og klaver - Tekla Nilsson (klarinet)
Polstjärnepriset 2020 Tekla Nilsson

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