Kim Malmquist has studied music and conducting at the conservatory Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has received a scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music of Sweden and the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte award to young artists.
At the present time Kim Malmquist works as a pianist, composer, and conductor. He has appeared as chamber musician and piano soloist in Swedish National Broadcasting. Among the works performed are some of his own compositions.
Kim Malmquist's works include compositions for solo instrument, chamber music ensembles, and symphony orchestra. He has also composed film music which has been performed in Swedish National Television, as well as chamber opera works.
After the piano suite ”Fragile Water”, which I created with inspiration from water, the ever-changing element, I have now turned my artistic attention to light. In the present piano pieces I have endeavored to capture the innermost nature of light, the essence of light, with its innumerable changes in shades and nuances, perceptible around us as well as inside ourselves.
The work of composing of the music of this album “Luminessence” evolved into a journey greatly influenced by meditation. This has made imprints in my composition: in its contents as well as in its form.
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Highly gifted pianist, composer, and conductor, Kim Malmquist, releases an exquisite collection of beautiful instrumental Classical piano music on his recent album, “Luminessence.” This album captures the essence of nature and light as Malmquist performs his songs with soothing intonations. Even the song titles lets one visualize how the power of light can stimulate the mind and body. The first track, “Light reflecting on a window,” is delicate and dreamy as the melodic piano gracefully swirls across the keys with a silky fashion. “Echos of a memory,” is a song that flows with passion and soulful spirit. The song, “Remembering a moondream,” stimulates meditative ambiance as the melody takes you away to a place where you will be absorbed with reflective sensations. “Luminessence,” is a superb album that will liberate your inner tranquility and is an album you will truly enjoy.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team