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Andreas Brantelid new Senior Lecturer in Cello

Andreas Brantelid

Cellist Andreas Brantelid is today one of the most sought after soloists from Scandinavia, and has received overwhelming reviews for his thoughtful interpretations, his most personal colored tone, and not least with his engaging personality. In early September he was employed as a Senior Lecturer in cello at the Malmö Academy of Music.

Andreas Brantelid has performed throughout the world, with prominent orchestras and conductors. Examples include orchestras like London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Champs-Elysées and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Among the world conductors he has worked with are Andris Nelsons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Philippe Herreweghe, Thomas Dausgaard and Heinrich Schiff. He has collaborated with artists like Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell and Nikolaj Znaider and performed at festivals such as Verbier, Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. Andreas Brantelid was born in Copenhagen in 1987 and received early education on cello by his father Ingemar, who was a soloist in the orchestra at The Royal Theater. Andreas´ solo debut as a 14-year-old with Edward Elgar’s cello concert together with the Royal Chapel in Copenhagen.

He has won several awards, among other things he was the first Scandinavian ever to win the Eurovision Young Musicians´ competition, held in Vienna in 2006. The following year he was the "Artist in Residence" of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Despite his young age, he has made several recordings, including Tchaikovsky Rokoko Variations, the cello concerts of Schumann and Saint-Saëns, as well as chamber music of Chopin. Andreas has studied at the Musikkhögskolan in Malmö for Mats Rondin, at Edsberg Castle for Torleif Thedéen and the Musikhochschoole in Cologne and Kronberg Academy for, among others, the cellist Frans Helmerson.