Torleif Thedéen




With an international career spanning more than 30 years, Swedish cellist Torleif Thedéen (b. 1962) regularly tours in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. He has performed with important orchestras including Royal Philharmonic, Rotterdam, Czech, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and London Philharmonic orchestras and Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio and Gothenburg Symphony orchestras as well as Dresden Staatskapelle, BBC Philharmonic and the Hallé Orchestra a.o.


As a chamber musician, he has performed at international music festivals including Verbier, Prague Spring, Saltzburg, Schleswig- Holstein, Bath, Kuhmo, Stavanger with the likes of Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Roland Pöntinen amongst others.  His vast discography includes releases for BIS, CPO, DECCA, EMI and Deutsche Grammophon. His release of J.S. Bach Suites for solo cello received tremendous reviews with the BBC Music Magazine making it the ”Editors Choice”.


A professor at the Royal Colleges of Music in Stockholm since 1996, and Oslo Conservatory since 2015, he is in demand to give Master classes all over the world.


He plays on a cello by Guadagnini from 1783 (ex Rostropovitj!), on loan from Dextra Music.

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