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Petter Sundkvist  

conductor

Since his studies in Stockholm with Jorma Panula, Petter Sundkvist has established himself as one of Sweden’s most sought-after conductors. He currently serves as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra, the contemporary music ensemble NNEO and the Pitea Chamber Opera. Until 2006 he was Principal Conductor of Musica Vitae with which he has toured Spain and the United States. He has held the First Guest Conductor post with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra since 2002, and up until 2004 he held a similar position with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, where he collaborated on many recordings.

Petter Sundkvist has conducted more than 70 debut performances of contemporary music and more than 20 opera productions in a variety of venues. Naxos has awarded him a leading position in a comprehensive recording series devoted to Swedish music. A regular guest with all the major Swedish orchestras, he has also appeared with major symphony orchestras throughout Scandinavia, Germany, Russia, Iceland, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Great Britain.

Through his internationally acclaimed recordings of music by Joseph Martin Kraus, Petter Sundkvist has established himself as an expert in the performance of eighteenth and early nineteenth century music.

 

www.pettersundkvist.com

Live Dates

01/03/2013   Classica

Per Nørgård: Libra & Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
3/4 Stars

Sceneries for percussion and ensemble: "Un saisissant moment de poésie contemporaine." Libra: "Non formatée et tres inspirée, envoûte par son aura particulière."
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01/02/2013   OPUS

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
6/6 Stars

"Det speciella polyrytmiska pendlandet ger karaktär, liksom de märkligt ylande berg-och-dalbane-effekter som uppkommer i samband med spel på såg. (Vad allt ska inte en percussionist kunna!)"
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28/01/2013   American Record Guide

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
"Norgard has craft. The musicians are skilled as well, and the sound is a little on the cool side—it suits the music."
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08/11/2012   Allmusic.com

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/5 Stars

"The sound is clean, atmospheric, and nicely ambient. This is a CD that should interest any fans of contemporary music."
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07/09/2012   Jyllands-Posten

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
5/6 Stars

"...et vildnis af uventede idéer og genialt skæve linjer".
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23/08/2012   Classicalmodernmusic.blogspot

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
"His originality takes time to get with. This compilation is a fine place to start."
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20/07/2012   Fyens Stiftstidende

Per Nørgård: Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
4/6 Stars

"tilhøreren nærmest svæver på noderne."
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21/11/2011   MusicWeb International

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
"This is a well-balanced and varied ‘taster' that's whetted my appetite for more. What better recommendation than that?"
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19/07/2011   Politiken

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/6 Hjerter

"Esbjerg Ensemblet må være noget nær den mest kompetente flok overhovedet til at håndtere Peter Bruuns tre bundpoetiske ensembleværker ... Det kan varmt anbefales nysgerrige ører"
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06/07/2011   Svenska Dagbladet

Peter Bruun: Letters to the ocean
4/4 Stars

"Peter Bruun är en av de mest spännande tonsättarna i sin generation ... Bättre än bra, här spelar vi i nästintill högsta divisionen"
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23/06/2011   Ritmo

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
3/5 Stars

"Moderna, sí, pero también reconocible y accesible. Y en este caso muy bien interpretada."
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08/06/2011   Upsala Nya Tidning

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/4 Stars

"Även Bruuns musik har filmiska kvalitéer, inte minst titelverket med dess avvaktande karaktär och liksom kyligt pastorala stämningar som tycks ge en fläkt av havet och det vindbitna danska kustlandskabet."
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04/05/2011   Dagens Nyheter

Peter Bruun: Letters to the Ocean
4/5 Stars

"En musik som växlar mellan det kärvt korthuggna, det svepande dramatiska och det drömskt flytande."
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21/04/2011   Fyens Stiftstidende

Peter Bruun: Letters to the ocean
4/6 Stars

"Peter Bruuns klangverden fascinerer"
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Photo: Anders Alm

Discography

Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
Sceneries for percussion and ensemble
Per Nørgård

CD 8.226092 (2012)

Four magical, virtuosic percussion works inspired by the forms of nature and eastern mysticism.

Letters to the Ocean
Letters to the Ocean
Peter Bruun

CD 8.226553 (2011)

Prize-winning composer Peter Bruun reveals his passionate relationship with the sea in this collection of inspired chamber works

Piano Concerto; Piano Trio
Piano Concerto; Piano Trio
Otto Malling

CD 8.224114 (1999)

One of the best Danish piano concertos – not a million miles from the famous one by Grieg


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