International guitar virtuoso Nils Klöfver is a critically acclaimed classical artist touring the world with his 6-string and 11-string guitars. Whether as a soloist or in ensembles, his music keeps making its mark through performances and recordings of inspired interpretations, daring commissions and his own original arrangements and compositions.
He is originally from Sweden but moved to England as a teenager to continue his studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Here he graduated with a 1st class degree and was the winner of the Royal College’s Guitar Competition. After a decade of performing, recording and teaching in England he moved to China and Changzhou (Jiangsu Province) in 2017. Alongside performing and recording he is also the head of guitar at the Wycombe Abbey International School and the artistic director of the Changzhou International Guitar Festival.
Nils has recorded a number of albums, both with solo works and in ensembles. His latest CD is called Passing Seasons, which is also the name of a piece he commissioned from the Scottish composer Eddie McGuire together with flute player Kimberley Boyle. He has also recorded a CD with violinist Björn Kleiman spanning works from Händel to Gershwin featuring many of Nils’ own arrangements for the duo. Nils solo albums includes his debut recording “Guitar & Alto Guitar” where Nils plays a selection of much-loved music for 6-string guitar and 11-string alto guitar. And the art and music project “Altgitarr” where Nils commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 11-string alto guitar that he has become an ambassador for across the world.
Right now his next album is being recorded in China and it will feature Tarrega’s incredible “Requerdos de la Alhambra”, his original composition “Revolving Rondo” and his own arrangement of the Chinese folk song “Jasmine Flower”.