Johannes Gustavsson, born in 1975, is one of Sweden's leading young conductors. He is a versatile artist and conducts both symphonic and operatic repertoire at a high level with a number of leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera companies including the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Royal Swedish Opera, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Opera and the Oslo Philharmonic; he conducts orchestras all over Sweden, Finland and Norway on a regular basis. Since 2009 Johannes Gustavsson has been on of four First Conductors for Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Finland and from autumn 2012 he will be Artistic Partner for Oulu Symphony Orchestra, also in Finland. He is first guest conductor of the Västerås Sinfonietta and Artistic Advisor for the Nordic Chamber Orchestra. Johannes Gustavsson has premiered more than 30 orchestral works written by Nordic composers. Gustavsson has received several awards and prizes; he is the first recipient of the Swedish Conductor's Award and the first to receive the Herbert Blomstedt Conductor's Award. Originally, Johannes Gustavsson studied viola and took his diploma in conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music after studies with Lars Anders Tomter, Ole Kristian Ruud and Olav Anton Thommessen.