Andreas Brantelid, born in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents, is one of the most sought-after performing artists from Scandinavia today, winning worldwide critical acclaim for his thought-provoking interpretations, uniquely colorful sound and engaging personality.
Highlights of recent orchestra engagements includes appearances with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Munich Chamber Orchestra, as well as all the major orchestras in the Nordic countries.
He has worked with many distinguished conductors including Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philippe Herreweghe, Vasily Petrenko, Thomas Dausgaard, Pablo Heras-Casado, Andrew Manze, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Robin Ticciati, and Heinrich Schiff. Andreas has also collaborated with artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Znaider, Lawrence Power, Paul Badura-Skoda, as well as Christian Ihle Hadland, Veronika Eberle, Shai Wosner and Bengt Forsberg, with whom he has played with since 2002.
His debut disc of the Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saëns cello concertos was released by EMI in 2008, a recording of the complete works for cello and piano by Grieg was released by BIS in March 2015. Gabriel Fauré’s complete works for cello appeared as a BIS recording in 2016.
Andreas won first prizes in the 2006 Eurovison Young Musicians Competion, the 2007 International Paulo Cello Competition and, in subsequent years, received music awards and fewllowships including the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2008, the BBC’s New Generation Artist 2008-2011, and The Europan Concert Hall Organization “Rising Star” tour in the 2008/09 season.
Andreas plays the 1707 ‘Boni-Hegar’ Stradivarius, which has been made available to him by the generous support of Norwegian art collector Christen Sveaas.
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