Bengt Forsberg is regarded as one of Sweden’s leading pianists. He became known for his extensive repertoire and his passion for unknown and neglected music. His repertoire includes solo piano pieces by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Emmanuel Chabrier and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji. He recorded music by Godard, Boëllmann, Koechlin, Gabriel Pierné and Alfvén. As a soloist, chamber musician and recital accompanist, Forsberg is dedicated to music by neglected composers, such as Medtner, Suk and Sigfrid Karg-Elert, or relatively unknown music by famous composers such as Fauré, Sibelius, Franck, Messiaen, Janacek, John Ireland, etc.
Among his regular partners are the cellist Mats Lindström and the violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. He has been collaborating with the renowned mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter for many years, resulting in a series of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon and in the 1993 Gramophone Record of the Year for a programme of songs by Edvard Grieg.
Bengt Forsberg also plays the organ and is director of chamber music at the All Saints’ Church in Stockholm.