Wilhelm Stenhammar & the Society in English

The aim of the Wilhelm Stenhammar Society is to:

•Promote the performance of Stenhammar’s compositions,

•Further the knowledge of and interest in Stenhammar’s music,

•Foster scholarly work on Stenhammar and his music,

•Further the knowledge of the music and the music life during the era of Stenhammar,

•Further the knowledge of the importance of Stenhammar for the music life in Gothenburg and Sweden.

Email address: stenhammar@telia.com

Membership of the Society is 200 SEK / year. (300 SEK for families)

Unfortunately, the corona pandemic will also affect our plans for much of 2021. In particular, we have to postpone our various arrangements for the celebration of the anniversary of Stenhammar’s birth. A symposium on Stenhammar’s music was planned to take place in February in Gothenburg, and so was an exhibition to be displayed at the Gothenburg Concern hall. The good news is that we plan to carry through with our Symposium plan – in November 2021.


In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music, the Stenhammar Society will arrange a symposium presenting talks on his music by national and international scholars. The symposium will also include workshops with live music and discussions between musicians and researchers. The symposium was planned to take place on his birthday, 7 February, but is now postponed to 10-12th November 2021. On this page, we will update you about further information on the symposium.


The Stenhammar Society planned to arrange an exhibition on Stenhammar and his music to be displayed at Gothenburg Concert Hall and Stockholm Concert Hall. The exhibition was planned to open in February 2021, but needed to be postponed.

In collaboration with Göteborgs kammarmusikförening (The Society for Chamber Music in Gothenburg), a concert celebrating the works of Stenhammar and Beethoven was planned to take place 19 January, but also this event has been postponed to November 2021. The new date is 9th of November for this event.

HOWEVER – We celebrated Wilhelm Stenhammar on his birthday by visiting his gravesite on Mariebergskyrkogården (Marieberg Graveyard) in Majorna (borough of Gothenburg where Stenhammar is born).