Andreas Brantelid was born in Copenhagen in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents. He made his concert debut at the age of 14 with the Royal Danish Orchestra playing the Elgar Cello Concerto. Since then he has appeared as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Scandinavia.
Andreas’ recent recital and chamber appearances included Seoul, Berlin, Paris, Dresden and the Dortmund Konzerthaus, where he has been a ‘Junge Wilde’ artist. He has previously performed in New York (Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully), London (Wigmore Hall), Chicago, Zurich, Vancouver, Barcelona and Salzburg. In the 2008/09 season he was nominated by the European Concert Hall Organization for their ‘Rising Star’ recital series. Andreas very much enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has played at many important festivals including Jerusalem, Schleswig-Holstein, Bergen, Lockenhaus, Kuhmo, Verbier, and the City of London.
His debut concerto disc of the Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra was released by EMI in 2008. This was followed by a disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata (2010) and an Encore disc (2012). A disc of complete works for cello and piano by Grieg was released by BIS in March 2015. In 2014, Andreas Brantelid was appointed adjunct professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.
Andreas won 1st Prize in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition (2006) and the Paulo International Cello Competition (2007). He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship winner in 2008. He was also recently a member of the Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society in New York and the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme. He studied with Mats Rondin, Torleif Thedéen and Frans Helmersson. Andreas plays the ‘Boni-Hegar’ Stradivarius from 1707, kindly lent to him by the Norwegian Art Collector Christen Sveaas.