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Andreas Brantelid

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, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, BBC Symphony, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Yomiyuri Nippon Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Radio Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and 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 Nicholas Collon. 

The 2019/2020 season sees his concerts as a soloist with the Residentie Orkest, Royal Danish Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opéra National Orchestre de Montpellier, the Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Tampere Philharmonic as well as the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Artic Philharmonic Orhestra. Chamber music performances will bring him to the Wigmore Hall, to Adelaide (Australia), Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Copenhagen. In 2018, Andreas joined Christian Ihle Hadland as joint artistic director of the Stavanger Chamber Music Festival on Norway’s west coast. He is also Artistic Advisor of the Vendsyssel Festival.

Andreas Brantelid has collaborated with reknown artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Znaider, Lawrence Power, and Paul Badura-Skoda. He regularly performs duo recitals with Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland with whom he also formed a trio together with Austrian violinist Benjamin Schmid. He also collaborates with the Norwegian jazz saxophonist Marius Neset with whom he will embark on a large tour in Scandinavia in October 2019. 

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. Gabriel Fauré's complete works for cello and piano will appear as a BIS recording in 2016. March 2019 saw the release by BIS of his recording of the piano quintets by Georgy Catoire und Ignaz Friedman.

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, The Europan 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 four daughters in Nærum near Copenhagen


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