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Torleif Thedéen

Torleif Thedéen
  • 1962 (Sweden)
  • Winner of first prizes at international cello competitions, including the Casals Competition
  • Visiting professor of cello at the Royal College of Music in London and professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo
  • Collaborated as a chamber musician with Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Itamar Golan, Maxim Rysanov, Leif Ove Andsnes, Marc-André Hamelin, Lars Anders Tomter, Henning Kraggerud, Roland Pöntinen and Martin Fröst, among others
  • Played solo with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, CBSO, Royal Philharmonic and BBC Philharmonic, among others
  • Worked with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Franz Welser-Möst, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Osmo Vänskä, Mario Venzago and Leif Segerstam
  • Received the 2018 Edison Award for his recording of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Martin Fröst, Lucas Debargue and Janine Jansen on the Sony label
  • Plays a 1783 Guadagnini cello borrowed from the Norwegian Dextra Foundation, formerly owned by M. Rostropovich