Marie Macleod

Principal/solo cellist and member of the orchestra since 2013.

British cellist Marie Macleod was appointed principal cellist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013. She has performed as soloist with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. With the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra she performed Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in 2016 and James MacMillan’s Cello concerto in 2022. She regularly performs in Konserthuset’s chamber music series.

Since 2004, Macleod has also been a member of the Lendvai String Trio and the Aronowitz Ensemble, which have performed at leading festivals and concert halls across Europe, including Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the BBC Proms in London. She has also collaborated for many years with Swedish pianist Martin Sturfält.

Marie Macleod’s competition successes include winning the string section in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 1998. She has studied with Louise Hopkins at Yehudi Menuhin School, Steven Isserlis at IMS Prussia Cove, Frans Helmerson in Cologne and David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. She records for labels such as Stone Records, Champs Hill Records, the BBC and Sonimage. 

Marie Macleod plays a Matteo Goffriller from 1706.