Andreas Brantelid

Andreas Brantelid was born in 1987 and began early to play the cello, at first with his father, cellist Ingemar Brantelid. Already at age 14 he made his debut as an orchestral soloist; he played Elgar's cello concerto with the Royal Danish Orchestra. Since then he has played with all the major orchestras in Scandinavia as well as numerous major orchestras in Europe and around the world.

Andreas Brantelid appeared as a soloist with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and many other orchestras. In the season 14/15 Brantelid gets his debut with the London Philharmonic, and he has his first appearance in Japan. He has played with star conductors such as Phillippe Herrewege, Sakari Oramo and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Brantelid is a frequent chamber musician and has played in both Carnegie Hall in New York and at Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed at numerous festivals, including festivals in Bergen, Lockenhaus and Verbier.

On his first CD from 2008 Andreas Brantelid played the cello concertos by Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saens with the DR Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 he released a CD with chamber music by Chopin and in 2012 a CD with "encores".

Read more about Andreas Brantelid on his website.


Brantelid was appointed associate professor at the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg in connection with a masterclass and a concert in Aarhus 10 December 2014.


For the appointment cello professor at the Academy Henrik Brendstrup says:

"With Andreas Brantelids appointment we will associate one of the greatest soloist talents on the international music scene to the Academy. Due to his young age he is not the typical choice for an honorary professor, but the cello students will encounter a great musician who has only just begun a great career, and which comes with completely fresh experience of the life as a touring artist. Moreover, not long ago, Andreas himself was a student, and he puts in his masterclasses great emphasis on helping the students to work better and more efficiently with their own practice and development. "

Page last updated 1st of December 2014