Trumpeter Per Ivarsson started playing at the age of six. After studying for Olle Steimer and Björn Lovén, he moved to Germany and Karlsruhe to study for Reinhold Friedrich, Laura Vukobratovic and Edward H. Tarr.

The years in Germany gave Per Ivarsson the opportunity to explore different music genres. He collaborated with Ensemble Phoenix in Basel for a year and premiered several works by, among others, Georg Friedrich Haas. During the education, Baroque music on period instruments also became an interest of his.

Returning to Sweden, Per Ivarsson earned the chair of co-principal trumpet in Malmö Symphony Orchestra, and four years later he took on his current position as principal trumpet of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

During the  2015/16 season, Per Ivarsson acted as principal trumpet in the Oslo Philharmonic and at the same time started his diploma studies for Prof. Håkan Hardenberger at the Malmö Academy of Music.

Per Ivarsson has performed with several orchestras, playing trumpet concertos by composers such as Alfred Desenclos, Rolf Martinsson and Daniel Schnyder.