The Spring of 2023 was quite busy with the premiere of the 6th Concerto Earth Rites by Sivelov and the Concerto by Edward Smaldone, Prendendo Fuoco.
The Sivelov concerto was premiered and commissioned by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Joshua Weilerstein . It was recorded and will be released in 2024 on Naxos.
Prendendo Fuoco was premiered in New York at the Miller Theatre with the Orchestra of the League of Composers and Smaldone conducting.
It will be recorded in April 2024 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Niklas performed as well several solo recitals during the Spring in Västerås, Riga, Tianjin, Port Washington and Birkerod featuring music by Bach, Beethoven, Abrahamsen, Nørgård, Eliasson, Saariaho a.o.
In April Niklas was appointed new Guest Professor at the Tianjin Conservatory of Middle School in China.