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Klas Gagge

Member of the orchestra since 1987.

Klas Gagge has been a member of the philharmonic since 1987. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm: cello with Ola Karlsson and chamber music with Kurt Lewin. He also studied abroad under Paul Tortelier, William Pleeth, Siegmund Nissel and Sándor Végh.

Klas Gagge has always been deeply interested in chamber music, and in 1985, as a member of the Brio Quartet, he received the first string quartet diploma at the Royal College of Music. The Brio Quartet was also awarded the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s major international scholarship and a scholarship from the Sten Frykberg Memorial Fund, and made a recording of Algot Haquinius’ String Quartet for Musica Sveciae. Klas Gagge has also played in the Sergel Quartet and the Meng Quartet, which was formed in 2000 and has toured China and more.

Klas Gagge is active in programming chamber and orchestral music at Konserthuset. In addition, he is a participant in the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s project Swedish Musical Heritage, which inventories older Swedish music for an online database. For Swedish Musical Heritage, Gagge has also made critical editions of pieces by Amanda Maier, Laura Netzel and Joseph Dente.

In addition, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music has presented him with scholarships to study abroad the lives and work of Amanda Maier and Ingeborg von Bronsart.

On several occasions, Klas Gagge has been invited by the Friends of Stenhammar in Tokyo to participate in festivals with Swedish music. Klas Gagge was named Philharmonic Member of the Year in 2004.