“Speechlessly beautiful” – Westfalenpost, 2022
Winner of the 2021 Neeme Järvi Prize, Swedish conductor Andreas Patrik Hansson currently holds the position of assistant conductor with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester in Switzerland. Andreas is also establishing himself within the field of 19th-century performance practice, bringing a fresh historically informed approach to the romantic symphonic repertoire. He has a keen interest in contemporary performance and has premiered several contemporary works. Most recently the Jazz Concerto for Violin, Jazz trio and Chamber Orchestra by Gàbor Barta together with the Chamber orchestra of Lausanne. And in december 2020 he premiered and recorded the chamber orchestra version of Martijn Padding’s Unequal Parts with pianist Rutger Janssen as soloist. As an opera conductor Andreas has worked as assistant conductor with both the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Residentie Orkest, and, in the spring of 2022, assisted a production of The Apocalypse together with Opera2Day and The Netherlands Bach Society. He was also chosen as a conducting fellow at Bergen National Opera’s festival Opera By The Fjord in the summer of 2021.
2022 saw many exciting projects. In April he made his debut with Philharmonie Südwestfalen to great reviews. The fall season also saw his debut, in October, and return, in November, with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. In November he was also chosen as the first assistant conductor of the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, starting from January 2023. Additionally in November, he was reinvited for the third time for concerts with the Norwegian Army Band. In December 2022 he will go to Italy for the coveted masterclass with maestro Riccardo Muti on Verdi’s Requiem.
Although early in his career, Andreas has considerable professional experience, having conducted concerts with a range of professional orchestras already during his studies. 2018 saw him conducting concerts with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. 2019 brought another project with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, as well as concerts with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and a tour with the Norwegian Army Band. In 2021 he was reinvited for another tour with the Norwegian Army Band as well as debuted with the Residentie Orkest.
Andreas also works extensively as conductor of the Polar Star Prize Symphony Orchestra, consisting of Sweden’s top young talents, which each year collaborates with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Side-by-Side performances. In 2020 they performed, amongst other works, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps together to great acclaim, and the orchestra has ambitious plans for the future. In addition to his conducting activities, Andreas enjoys both ensemble coaching and teaching conducting, which he does regularly at the Nordic Young Musicians Academy.
Currently based in Trollhättan, Sweden, Andreas completed his master studies in the Netherlands at the Dutch National Master of Orchestral Conducting (NMO) with professors Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery, and Ed Spanjaard. Through the program, he enjoyed assistantships and masterclasses with major orchestras of the Netherlands and abroad, including the BBC Wales Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch National Ballet Orchestra, and many more.
Before moving to the Netherlands, Andreas completed his bachelor in conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music for professors Ole Kristian Ruud and Sigmund Thorp. During his time in Norway, he also won the prestige-filled Opptakt, Norway’s top initiative for young conductors, through which he worked with most major orchestras of the country, including Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, Andreas has participated in a large range of masterclasses for such esteemed teachers as Jaap van Zweden, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Vasily Petrenko, Martyn Brabbins, Johannes Schlaefli, Nicolás Pasquet, Christian Ehwald, and Mark Stringer.
Updated November 2022
→ Assistant conductor, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, 2022-present
→ Neeme Järvi Prize, 2021
→ Mahler Competition, 2020
→ National Master of Orchestral Conducting, 2019-2021
→ Opptakt, Dirigentforum, 2016-2018