Johannes Gustavsson

Johannes Gustavsson is one of Sweden’s leading young conductors. He is a versatile artist and conducts both symphonic and operatic repertoire on a high level with numerous leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera companies including Swedish Radio Orchestra, Stockholm Philharmonic, The Royal Swedish Opera, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Opera, Oslo Philharmonic and he conducts orchestras all over Sweden, Finland and Norway on a regular basis. Gustavsson has an extensive repertoire and he has premiered more than 30 orchestral works written by Nordic composers.

Since 2009 Johannes Gustavsson has been one of Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra’s regular conductors, and from August 2010 he has been appointed First Guest Conductor with Västerås Sinfonietta. Nordic Chamber Orchestra in Sundswall, Sweden has appointed him artistic advisor from Autumn 2010.

Gustavsson has recorded Anders Eliasson: Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra and Sinfonia per Archi with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, released on the CPO label. In 2010 a new recording will be released on the same label: Eliasson: Quo Vadis with Michael Weinius, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and The Swedish Radio Choir.

Johannes Gustavsson has received several awards and prizes. He is the first recipient of ‘Swedish Conductors’ Award and the first to receive ‘Herbert Blomstedt’s Conductors Award’. He has won prizes in the Solti competition, Frankfurt and the Toscanini competition in Parma and Taormina, Italy.

Johannes studied viola and took his diploma in conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music after studies with Lars Anders Tomter, Ole Kristian Ruud and Olav Anton Thommessen. Additional studies with Simon Streatfeild and Jorma Panula.

Born in Sweden in 1975.