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
in 2017 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 SummerOpera, featuring some
of Swedens most prominent young opera
singers such as Sofie Asplund, Erik Rosenius
and Sanna Gibbs. It 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, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Swedish Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini, Norrland Opera Symphony Orchestra and Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
He is also a recurrent guest conductor at the Wermland Opera in Karlstad and was engaged by the Royal Opera in Stockholm during 2019.
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.
With a just as strong devotion to the opera aswell as the concert repertoire, Andreas have been active at the Royal Swedish Opera as assistant conductor to principal conductor Lawrence Renes, most recently during the Scandinavian premiere of Written on Skin in 2015. Previously also acting as assistant conductor at Norrland Opera in Umeå to Niklas Willén in 2014.
For season 2017/2018 Andreas will assist renowned Swedish conductor Patrik Ringborg at Gothenburg Opera House during the production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richad Strauss.
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"