As a soloist Mats Widlund has regularly worked with all Sweden’s leading orchestras and with such conductors as Thomas Dausgaard, Hans Graf, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leonard Slatkin, Leif Segerstam and Bruno Weil . His many piano recitals have included a series of Mozart’s complete piano sonatas in the Stockholm Concert Hall. He has performed in Japan, USA and many European countries. Mats Widlund is a passionated chambermusician and have made several high acclaimed CD’s with some of the foremost swedish instrumentalists in music by Beethoven, Ravel, Schostakovitch, Schönberg, as well as contemporary swedish composers.
As a soloist Mats Widlund has made more than a hundred radio recordings and has also recorded Swedish piano music for several record companies. Particularly noteworthy are his recordings of Stenhammar’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Chandos Records), Rosenberg’s two Piano Concertos with Petter Sundqvist and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Daphne Records) and Dag Wirén’s Piano Concerto with Petri Sakari and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Caprice).
He is artistic director of “The Chamber Serie” in Örebro Concert Hall and the Chamber Music Festival in Sandviken together with the flutist Tobias Carron. Mats Widlund was appointed professor at the Royal College of Music and Edsberg Manor 2002. He has been visiting professor at music academies Helsinki (Sibelius), Oslo, Tallin, Rome (Arts Academy) etc.