Kajsa William-Olsson

Member of the orchestra since 1995.

Kajsa William-Olsson has played in the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995. She studied with Harro Ruijsenaars at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, and she studied chamber music with Mats Zetterqvist at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm/Edsberg.

She is one of the founders of both the VITALIS Quartet and the Hanna Quartet, which has toured most European countries. Kajsa William-Olsson has also made her US debut as a chamber musician at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. She has regularly participated in Konserthuset’s various chamber music subscriptions.

As a soloist, Kajsa Willliam-Olsson has performed for instance Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 2 and Martinu's Cello Concerto No 1 with the New York Repertory Orchestra. In addition, she was the soloist in Tan Dun’s Cello Concerto in Beijing with the China National Symphony Orchestra, led by Tan Dun himself – a concerto which she also performed with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

Kajsa William-Olsson teaches at the MMCK Festival in Japan and regularly works with her husband, conductor, alto violinist and violinist Alan Gilbert. Kajsa William-Olsson plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1709.