Andreas Brantelid was born in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents. He started playing the cello from a very early age, studying with his father Ingemar. He made his concerto debut at the age of 14 with the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen playing the Elgar Cello Concerto. Since then he has appeared as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Scandinavia. This season he will make his debut with the Seattle, Milwaukee and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras and will also perform at the Konzerthaus in Vienna with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.
Last season Andreas made his debut with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado performing Dutilleux’s Tout un Monde Lointain at the Dortmund Konzerthaus, where he is a ‘Junge Wilde’ artist. Other recent concerto performances have included the Tonhalle, Vienna Symphony, Hamburg Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestras. He has worked with many distinguished conductors including Andris Nelsons, Jonathan Nott, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Robin Ticciati.
Andreas’ recital and chamber appearances during this season include Alice Tully in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Salzburg, Budapest and Washington DC. He has also performed in New York (Carnegie Hall), Chicago, Berlin, Zurich, Paris, Vancouver, Barcelona, Ghent and several cities throughout Scandinavia. In the 2008/09 season he was nominated by the European Concert Hall Organization for their ‘Rising Star’ recital series and performed in several major venues including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Musikverein Vienna, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Philharmonie Cologne and Stockholm Concert Hall. Andreas very much enjoys collaborating with other musicians and plays regularly at important festivals including Vienna, Schlewswig-Holstein, Bergen, Verbier and the City of London.
His debut concerto disc of the Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra was released by EMI in 2008. This was followed by a disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata (2010) and an Encore disc (2012).
Andreas won 1st Prize in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2006) and the Paulo International Cello Competition (2007). He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner in 2008. He was also recently a member of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society in New York and the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme. He has studied with Mats Rondin, Torleif Thedéen and Frans Helmersson.
He plays the ‘Boni-Hegar’ Stradivarius from 1707, kindly lent to him by the Norweigan Art Collector Christen Sveaas.