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Joakim Svenheden


Concertmaster and member of the orchestra since 2000.

Joakim Svenheden is principal concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he obtained his soloist diploma in 1984. He then spent five years as principal concertmaster of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and 1990–1992 as second concertmaster with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

After his years with the Radio Symphony Orchestra, he moved to London, where between 1992 and 2000 he held the position of principal concertmaster in the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He then returned to Sweden, where he has held the same position with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra ever since.

Joakim Svenheden has on several occasions been a soloist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, including in violin concertos by Bruch and Beethoven. His most recent solo performance with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra was in 2015 in André Previn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Bassoon and Orchestra (with philharmonic member Valur Pálsson). He often performs in chamber music settings in constellations with other members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. 

joakim.svenheden@konserthuset.se