Co-Principal and member of the orchestra since 1997.
Niklas Almgren is alternate section leader and has been a member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under Sven-Erik Eriksson, at the Eastman School of Music in the US under John Marcellus and at Interlochen Arts Academy in the US. He also studied for longer periods with former philharmonic members John Petersen and Per Brevig at the Juilliard School of Music and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York.
Almgren has guest-performed with orchestras such as the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Swedish Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also participated in various festivals in Europe and the US, including the Aspen Music Festival, the Waterloo Festival Orchestra and the Music Academy of the West.
Niklas Almgren made his solo debut at the age of 18 in Launy Grøndahl’s Trombone Concerto with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the US, where he also spent two seasons as section leader. Prior to his employment with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, he worked with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for two years. He has performed the solo with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Mikael Råberg’s Folkvisesvit. In addition to his work with the orchestra, since 2003 Almgren has been a member of the Nordic Brass Ensemble.