Andreas Brantelid - honorary Professor 2014 - 2019
Andreas Brantelid joined RAMA as honorary Professor with a masterclass and mini-concert on 10 December 2014.
Andreas Brantelid was born in 1987 and started playing the cello early, initially with his father, the cellist Ingemar Brantelid. Already at the age of 14, he had his debut as an orchestral soloist, where 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 a large number of important orchestras in Europe and abroad, including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.
Brantelid is also a diligent chamber musician and has played in e.g. Carnegie Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed at a large number of festivals, including the festivals in Bergen, Lockenhaus and Verbier. On his first CD from 2008, Andreas Brantelid plays 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”.
Cello professor Henrik Brendstrup stated upon the appointment:
“With the appointment of Andreas Brantelid, we are linking one of the greatest soloist talents on the international music scene to RAMA. Given his young age, Brantelid is not the typical choice for an honorary Professor, but the cello students instead meet a fantastic musician who has only just begun a great career and who brings with him completely fresh experiences from life as a touring artist. Furthermore, it has not been very long since Andreas himself was a student, and in his masterclasses, he places great emphasis on helping the students to work better and more efficiently with their own practice and development.”
Professor Henrik Brendstrup has known and followed Brantelid from childhood and was also his teacher for a period. The appointment of Andreas Brantelid comes as a natural consequence of this relationship.