Fredrik Burstedt, Conductor

Biography

Following extensive experience as a concertmaster and violin soloist, Fredrik Burstedt is in increasing demand to lead orchestras and opera productions as a conductor.

Fredrik has worked with all the professional orchestras in Sweden and many more across the Nordic region, including the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra and Aalborg Symphony Orchestra in addition to the Staatskapelle Weimar, Nürnberg Sinfoniker and I Pomeriggi musicali.

In the opera house, Fredrik has conducted Janaçeck's The Cunning Little Vixen at the Gothenburg Opera, Bizet's Carmen and Martinů’s The Greek Passion at Värmland Opera, Lehar's The Merry Widow and Rossini's La Cenerentola at the Royal Swedish Opera and Kirke Mechem’s Tartuffe at Norrlandsoperan. He has presided over premiere performance including Jonas Bolin's Tristessa at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, which was named one of the 5 most important operaruc events in the world, as well as The Silver Bird by Mats Larsson-Gothe, The War of Love by Paula by Malmborg-Ward and The Norrmalmstorg Drama by Albert Schnelzer.

Fredrik began his conducting studies with Jorma Panula and received additional tuition from Daniel Harding, Stefan Solyom and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. He was awarded the Royal Swedish Opera’s Sixten Ehrling Prize for Young Conductors and the prestigious Herbert Blomstedt Scholarship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In 2017, Fredrik was awarded a Grammy for his portrait album of the composer Mats Larsson Gothe, in which he conducted the Västerås Sinfonietta and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.

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