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Susanna Risberg

Brilliant, young composer & jazz-guitar virtuoso
Susanna Risberg is one of the new, exciting and young guitarists from Sweden. Her playing style is sophisticated, innovative, full of expression and very dexterous. She never wastes her time on unnecessary platitudes. Improvisation is the main ingredient, and it’s all about the present .
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"Despite her young age she is already a rising star with an extensive track record and a safe rock in a variety of contexts. It started with an electric guitar and an idol named Jimi Hendrix. Today she is predicted to become one of Sweden's leading guitar players .” This was the Jury’s motivation when the Swedish Radio awarded Guitarist Susanna Risberg the prestigious Jazzkatten’s Newcomer of The Year-prize, in October 2015.

At age 25, Susanna Risberg has already managed to perform as soloist with several big bands and symphony orchestras, toured and recorded with numerous pop stars, won the Hagström scholarship for Guitarists twice (among other awards and scholarships), and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and at Berklee College of Music, where she, among other things won the prestigious "Jimi Hendrix Award ’11”.

”She is one of the most talented students I have ever worked with: a brilliant and fearless improviser, a wonderful composer in both pop as well as jazz idioms”
- Mick Goodrick