Award winning Swedish conductor
Andreas Eriksson Hjort have received great
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;
Opera Warberg Summer Opera, featuring some
of Swedens most prominent young opera
singers such as Sofie Asplund, Erik Rosenius
and Sanna Gibbs. The production received high
praise for its pioneering work and electrifying
interpretation of Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Andreas have during the last years established himself as a highly sought after conductor. He 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 the Wermland Opera in Karlstad and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.
During the season of 2021 Andreas will be making his debut at Malmö Opera and will later in the season return to Stockholm for further engagemants and his debut at the Royal Opera.
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 choosen for a unique Masterclass with legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt, making Andreas one of the few young conductors ever given the possibilty 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 Masters of Music in orchestral conducting from the
Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 2015. He studied with Professor B. Tommy Andersson aswell as for renown conductor Daniel Harding.
(Photos by Marthe Veian and Isaballa Falk)
"The concluding piece of the concert - Jean Sibelius Finlandia, was magnificient! Such a glorious orchestral sound full of passion and pathos"