Jesper Svedberg (Cello)

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Jesper Svedberg grew up in the Swedish town of Boras, Sweden and at age six started playing the piano followed at the age of eight by the cello. His first teacher was Guido Vecchi, former solo cellist of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. From 1993, he studied with Frans Helmersson at the Edsberg Institute of Music and later continued his studies with Torleif Theden and completed his postgraduate solo diploma in 1998. In 1999, Jesper continued his studies with Louise Hopkins at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2001 with a Masters degree in Chamber Music. As a soloist, Jesper has performed with orchestras including the Swedish Radio Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Dala Symfonietta.

In chamber music, Jesper has collaborated with musicians such as Edgar Meyer, Truls Mork, Anthony Marwood, Radovan Vladkovic, Emily Beynon and Lars-Anders Tomter and has taken part in many Masterclasses, including those of Boris Pergamenshikow, Arto Noras and Andrew Shulman. Jesper is a founding member of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio, which took first prize in the 1999 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and was in 2000 selected for the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme. The trio regularly performs in the Wigmore Hall and in 2003, the trio made its Carnegie Hall debut. They also performed at many major European Concert Halls including the Concertgebouw, Mozarteum Salzburg, Vienna Konzerthaus and Cologne Philharmonie. Concerts in 2005 included debuts at the Berlin Philharmonie, Schwetzinger Festspiele and Muziekcentrum Vredensburg in Utrecht, and a tour of Argentina and Uruguay. 2007 takes the trio on tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Jesper regularly works as guest principal cellist with the English Chamber Orchetsra. Since 2001, Jesper has been a member of the teaching staff at the Gothenburg University where he teaches chamber music. The Kungsbacka Piano Trio has also been appointed Associate Ensemble at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Jesper plays a rare 1699 Grancino cello, kindly loaned by the Järnåker Foundation.