It is a great honour for me to receive the Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship, and it really encourages me to continue my musical development. I am especially grateful because the Trust not only cares about the musical career, but also takes interest in my personal development. The Trust also allowed me to study with experienced great musicians and to play a recital in the Wigmore Hall, which opened a lot of new doors to me. In that way the Trust changed my life, and for that I will always be thankful!Andreas Brantelid"
Andreas Brantelid received support from BBT between 2008 and 2011, when this page was last updated. For an up to date biography go to www.askonasholt.co.uk
Born in 1987, Andreas Brantelid is already one of Scandinavia’s leading cellists and is quickly establishing an international reputation. He is currently a member of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society in New York performing regular concerts in that city and elsewhere in North America. During the 2010/11 season Andreas will make his debut with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (Germany and Spain), Brussels Philharmonic (Amsterdam Concertgebouw) and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Andreas 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, including the recent world premiere of Rosing-Schow’s Cello Concerto with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. His concerto engagements have also included the Stockholm Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony and Vienna Symphony Orchestras. For the past two seasons, Andreas Brantelid has been a member of the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme, playing with many of the BBC’s orchestras as well as recital and chamber performances. In April 2008 EMI released his debut concerto disc, to great critical acclaim. A disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata was released in January 2010. Andreas Brantelid was the first Scandinavian to win 1st Prize in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2006) and the Paulo International Cello Competition (2007). He won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2008 and was Danish Radio's Artist in Residence, 2007. Andreas Brantelid plays a 1665 Andreas Guarnerius "Terese" cello.
Last updated: January 2011
Photographs by Sussie Ahlburg
BBT Project: Wigmore Hall debut recital (28 June 2008) with pianist Bengt Forsberg
"The best thing about Brantelid’s playing is his intonation, which matches any string player in the world in its effortless precision. Next is his unforced beauty of tone: always in perfect taste. When it is so easy to over-sentimentalise Schubert, Brantelid’s performance was striking in its expertly judged restraint."
Ying Chang, Classical Source
"His playing – warm and supple of tone – has the lyrical allure, lithe technique and discreet dramatic flair to give this familiar music a fresh impetus."
Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph 21 June 2008
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