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.