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Björn Kleiman is a violinist, teacher and arranger and holds a BMus Hons from the Royal College of Music in London, where his teachers included Maureen Smith and Dona Lee Croft. In addition to regular lessons, Björn took part in master classes with Lewis Kaplan, Bela Kantona, Hugh Bean and Benjamin Schmid. After graduating from the RCM he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, with Professor Ulf Hoelscher, and his assistant Karl-Heinz Schultz.

Björn has given concerts in Sweden, England, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and has appeared as soloist with orchestra in works and concertos by e. g. Stenhammar, Sarasate, Bruch and Larsson and Wieniawski. A strong commitment to contemporary music has resulted in him collaborating with the most prominent composers in Sweden today. He has premièred pieces by Albert Schnelzer and Stefan Klaverdal and has given UK premiers of works by e. g. Erland von Koch and Jesper Nordin. Many composers have also written works especially for Björn i.e. ”The Longing of Eurydice” by Klaverdal, commissioned by the Swedish Concert Institute and first performed in Paris in 2006. In 2007, Björn Kleiman's CD entitled "Dr Caligari" was released on the label C-Y contemporary. The disc has been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3, Latvian Radio, Swedish Radio P2 as well as in the USA.

Björn Kleiman has received scholarships form the Swedish Arts Grants Commitee as well as the Helge Ax:son Johnson Foundations. In 2005 he was also awarded the Byggnads Cultural Scholaship presented by the Swedish Prime Minister.

Since 2004 Bjorn lives in London and performs regularly in many European countries with guitarist Nils Klöfver and pianists Martin Sturfält and Sholto Kynoch. Together with Martin Sturfält, Björn has recorded the complete works for violin and piano by German composer Harald Genzmer (1909-2007). This 2 CD Box with German label Thorofon was released autumn 2010.

Bjorn Kleiman is the initiator and Artistc Director of Swedish Concerts London. A concert series with the aim of promoting and widening the awareness of Swedish music in the UK. Apart from his performing duties, Bjorn is also a keen arranger and has published many books of popular music arranged for strings with British Publisher Phoenix.

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At 12:01 on January 21, 2013, Malcolm Dedman said…

Hello Björn, welcome to Akouson. I would be happy to send you some of my violin music (one solo and three with piano), if you kindly send me an email to My webpage is and you can her some of my tracks at I hope to hear from you.

Kind regards



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