Hugo Svedberg

All prize winners
1st Prize, EMCY prize
Nationality: Swedish
Instrument: Cello
Date of birth 2008/06/02
Hugo Svedberg, now 16 years old, began his cello studies at the age of 6 under the tutelage of his father. He currently continues his musical education with renowned cellist Adrian Brendel in the UK.
In 2024, Hugo was awarded the 1st prize in ‘Pole Star Prize’ for Swedish Young Musicians, and performed R. Schumann Concerto as soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in the final. Following his win, he will represent Sweden competing in EBU, the ‘Eurovision Young Musicians’ in Norway in August 2024. He has also been first prizewinner of the Two Moors Festival Competition and the Bromsgrove Young Musicians Senior Platform.
In 2023, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock at the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern and attended the HMT Rostock summer course, studying with Johannes Moser. He also attended the Voksenasen Summer Academy, participating in masterclasses with Torlief Thedeen and Helene Dautry. Hugo has performed as soloist with orchestras in Sweden and the UK, including the Boras Symphony, Lundby Sinfonietta and the Dorset Chamber Orchestra. Hugo plays a fine Tecchler cello on loan from a generous sponsor through the Beares International Violin Society.


Solo Concertos:
J. Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major
R. Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
C. Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No 1. in  A minor
P. Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
E. Elgar: Cello Concerto in  E minor

J. S. Bach: Solo Suites No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3
G. Crumb: Solo Sonata
L. van Beethoven: Cello Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3
J. Brahms: Cello Sonata in E minor
F. Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke

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