Award winning Swedish conductor Andreas Eriksson Hjort have received recognition from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music as one of the most promising young conductors in Sweden. Recently rewarded the Swedish Conducting prize; the Crusell Award thereby joining a talented group of previous recipients such as Stefan Solyom, Daniel Blendulf and Olof Boman.
At the age of 28 starting and conducting his own opera festival; Varberg Summer Opera Festival, featuring some of Sweden’s most prominent young opera singers such as Sofie Asplund, Erik Rosenius, Sabina Bisholt, and Sanna Gibbs. The production received high praise for its pioneering work and electrifying interpretation of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 2018.
Andreas have during the last years established himself as a highly sought-after conductor.
During the season of 2021 Andreas will be making his debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and will return to Malmö Opera for further engagements during season 2022.
Andreas has appeared and worked with orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,
The Royal Swedish Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. He is also a recurrent guest conductor at Wermland Opera in Karlstad and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017 Andreas was selected for the prestigious 10th Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition in Parma, the lone Scandinavian and placing himself among twelve young talented conductors.
In 2015 Andreas was chosen for a unique Masterclass with legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt, making Andreas one of the few young conductors ever given the possibility to study for Maestro Blomstedt. The Masterclass was held in Berwaldhallen in Stockholm together with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and observed by Swedish Radio.
Andreas was awarded a Master of Music in orchestral conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 2015. He studied with Professor B. Tommy Andersson as well as for renown conductor Daniel Harding.
(Photos by Marthe Veian)
"The concluding piece of the concert - Jean Sibelius Finlandia, was magnificient! Such a glorious orchestral sound full of passion and pathos"