Andreas Brantelid was born in Copenhagen in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents. After receiving early tuition from his father Ingemar, Andreas made his soloist debut at the age of 14 in a performance of the Elgar concerto with the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen. Today, Andreas is one of the most sought-after performing artists from Scandinavia, 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, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Yomiyuri Nippon Symphony and many more.
The 2017/2018 season sees his debuts as a soloist with the NDR Elbpihlharmonie Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse, Stuttgart Radio Symphony and Berlin Radio Symphony, amongst others. He will also perform all cello sonatas by Beethoven with Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland.
Andreas Brantelid has appeared in venues such as Dortmund Konzerthaus, where he has been a 'Junge Wilde' artist, New York (Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall), London (Wigmore Hall), Zurich (Tonhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) etc.
His debut disc of the Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saëns cello concertos with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra was released by EMI in 2008, followed by a disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata (2010), and an Encore disc (2012). A recording of the complete works for cello and piano by Grieg was released by BIS in March 2015.
Andreas won the first prizes in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, the 2007 International Paulo Cello Competition, and, in subsequent years, received music awards and fellowships including the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2007, the BBC's New Generation Artist 2008-2011, The European Concert Hall Organization "Rising Star" tour in the 2008/09 season. In 2015 he received the Carl Nielsen Prize in Copenhagen.
Andreas plays the 1707 'Boni-Hegar' Stradivarius, which has been made available to him by the generous support of Norwegian art collector Christen Sveaas. Andreas Brantelid lives with his wife and two daughters in Nærum near Copenhagen.