Passionate about bringing forth new works and rediscoveries of older forgotten ones Frida has dug deep into archives and libraries. She has collaborated with many living composers to create and perform new works.  

 

Repertoire rediscovered or premiered:

 

Erik Bergman Violin Sonata Op. 8*

 

Harri Wessman, 2018 "Vintergatan", a work for soprano and violin, to the poem by Zacharias Topelius, supported by SLS, Svenska Litteratursällskapet.

 

Harri Wessman 2016 Anna Variations for Fiddle and Piano

 

Yrjö Kilpinen Violin Sonata Op. 87 *

 

Erik Bergman Piano Trio from 1939, repremiered by The Backman Trio in 2011, courtesy of the Bergman Collection, Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland.

 

Jean Sibelius' small pieces, not currently in the standard piano trio repertoire, and Fantasia from Korpo Trio, recorded on FANTASIA / Fuga 9371, 2014

 

Roger Wanamo 2007, The Night of the Humble Flea, for violin solo

 

Zura Dzagnidze 2005, Intruder for solo violin and backing track

Zura Dzagnidze 2005 - Estonia String Quartet

 

*Included in the Bergman-Kilpinen-Wessman Project. 

 

Please contact Frida for the comprehensive list of repertoire.

The Backman Trio gave the re-premiere of Erik Bergman's unpublished Pianotrio Op. 2 to audiences for the first time since its premiere in 1939 at Emäsalo Music Festival 2011 and the Bergman Centenary concert in Uusikaarlepyy. The war changed Bergman's style forever and this youthful, energetic work was hidden away first in the composer's drawer, then passed on to the archives of the Paul Sacher Foundation in Switzerland.

The Backman Trio performed Bergman Piano Trio Op. 2 at the new concert hall in Helsinki, the Camerata Hall in the Helsinki Music Centre, Musiikkikeskus in 2012 and recorded this work for Finnish Radio YLE1. The Backman Trio released in June 2014, on Finnish label Fuga, their 'Fantasia' CD to great acclaim. This CD album contains the unpublished Bergman Piano Trio, the Phantasies by Frank Bridge and John Ireland, the Fantasia by Sibelius from the Korppo Trio and the Sibelius miniatures Andante and Allegro.

Please see 'Recordings' for more details of the Fantasia - Finnish and British Piano Trios.