Gudrun Dahlkvist, conductor

Biography

A breath of fresh air on the conducting scene, Gudrun Dahlkvist studied in Stockholm and Paris and has over a decade of high-level professional experience on the Swedish and French music scenes. Just turned 30, she is an orchestral leader to watch.

Gudrun has conducted the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Malmö Opera, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and Norrlandsoperan. Several of those orchestras she has already returned to more than once.
Her rapidly spreading reputation has led to recent bookings from Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Wermland Opera. In the spring 2020 Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra invited her to conduct them as a workshop, as most of their official concerts where cancelled.

Gudrun was born in Stockholm and studied violin at the Royal College of Music in her native city and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, before beginning her conducting studies in Sweden with B. Tommy Andersson. As a freelance violinist, she appeared in a concertmaster position with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, while regularly guesting with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Adding to her burgeoning experience with symphony orchestras, Gudrun made her professional opera debut at Malmö Opera in 2021-22 conducting the operetta show "En Kväll med Thalia" and the musical "Sound of Music".

Her repertoire ranges from early to contemporary music and her varied experience in professional orchestral settings, both symphonic and operatic, has equipped her with unusually sharp communicative abilities and taught her efficient rehearsal strategies.
In 2019, Gudrun was awarded Musik i Linköping’s biennial Crusell Stipend for a conductor of extraordinary talent and in 2020 the Swedish Royal Academy of Music National Award. She signed to Nordic Artists Management in 2020.

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