The ensemble performs at festivals, in churches, concert houses
and private events such as weddings and business events

Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic Trio

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The foundation of Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic is:

Semmy Stahlhammer - violin
Isabel Blommé - cello
Miriam Oldenburg - accordion

Sometimes the trio is supplemented with different
guest artists, see below

Semmy Stahlhammer

Semmy Stahlhammer is First Concertmaster of the Stockholm
Royal Opera, teacher at the Stockholm Royal Music College,
and appears as solo artist on numerous CD recordings.

In his atelier in Stockholm he restores string instruments.
His book Codename Barber was published 2007 in Swedish
by Albert Bonnier's Publishing House, and in English in 2010.
Semmy played at the banns in the Royal Castle for
Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist in May 17 2015

Isabel Blommé

Isabel Blommé is a cellist with extensive concert experience.
She has been guest artist at international music festivals,
played on TV and radio and appears on several CD recordings.
She was a member of renowned Indra String Quartet. Today she
plays with Ensemble Fenix and in world music group Parizad.

Miriam Oldenburg

Miriam Oldenburg, accordion, is a frequent engaged musician,
mostly in the genres of klezmer, world music and cabaret. She is
a member of Lindy & Bon Bon Band, Klez is More and Parizad.
She has participated in about 20 theatre productions.
In 2012, she toured Europe with Cirque du Soleil's Corteo


Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic collaborates with many musicians
and artists. Some occasional, some more frequent.

Anne Kalmering

Anne Kalmering
Singer and actress

Anne performs often with Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic.
With her personal interpretation and fascinating voice,
Anne is one of Sweden′s most popular Yiddish singer.
Together they have performed at festivals, schools,
TV & radio and much more. in 2019, Anne and
Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic released the CD Vayter.

”Kalmering imprints the songs with her warm,
smoky voice. Sorrowfully, playful, strong.”
Magnus Säll, DN 2019

“Anne Kalmering's voice is low and sensual
/.../The expression is intimate but electric.”
Östgöta Correspondenten 2009

Nina Åkerblom Nielsen

Nina Åkerblom Nielsen

Nina is described as “the girl who sings everything”:
Classical music, folk music, jazz and musical hits.
She also composes. Nina & Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic
has performed on concert stages and in churches.
Nina participates on the ensemble's CD In Memory

“The singing is beautiful and devout/.../ top class /.../
Extra credit for her knowledge in composing music”
Lira 2019

“... charming and expressive klezmer singer. /.../
Nina Åkerblom Nielsen's clear, warm soprano
brightened not least the slow and thoughtful songs.”
Sundsvalls Tidning 2010

Sofia Berg Böhm

Sofia Berg Böhm

Singer and actress

Alongside her theatrical career, Sofia has performed
with Yiddish song since her teens, first in klezmer band
Freylach Express and then with the balkan band
Östblocket and as solo artist. She leads the
ensemble Sirocco. In 2017, Sofia received the
Royal Music Academy's Folk music prize. Sofia has
performed with Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic
on concerts and in TV.

Johan Ullén

Johan Ullén
Pianist and composer

The ensemble has performed on concert stages with Johan′s
compositions and arrangements of klezmer pieces.

Johan has toured the world as soloist with his own compositions.
In year 2000 he was elected Artist in Residence by the Swedish Radio.

Staffan Mårtensson

Staffan Mårtensson

Soloist in the Stockholm Royal Opera, Grammy award
winner 2007. Staffan is promoter for Linköping
Chamber Music Festival where he performed with
Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic 2009. They have also
played at other stages in Sweden.

“With Mårtensson's clarinet,the tone-colour is
widened and approaches the more typical performance
of klezmer, with playfulness and light madness.”
Östgöta Correspondenten 2009

Björn Salomonsson

Björn Salomonson
Clarinetist and entertainer

Besides chamber music and jazz, Björn has played
klezmer since 1980 where he was musical leader of the
group Freilach Express. He wrote the Purim play
Man med men who has been performed by members
from Stahlhammer Klezmer Classic and Johan Ullén,
Torbjörn Helander och Torun Gärskog.

Ludvig Josephson

Ludvig Josephson

Bass player, director and writer

Ludvig has collaborated with the musicians in the
ensemble since 1995, mostly with the klezmer band
Vilda Nätter (1993-2006). He composes music for his
own band as well as his radio productions.

“ With thee electric bass... the dance rythm and
weight entered the concert. It is catchy...”
Östgöta Correspondenten 2009

Helene Don Lind

Helene Don Lind
Dancer and dance leader

Helene has collaborated since 1996 with the musicians
as dance leader at concerts and in school performances.