Patrik Swedrup

2nd Concertmaster and member of the orchestra since 2004.

Patrik Swedrup has been the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s second concertmaster since 2004. An early source of inspiration for Patrik Swedrup was Ingvar Kullberg at the Lidingö school of music, where he received his basic education. He continued his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under Harald Thedéen. After graduating in Stockholm, he studied in the soloist track at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under Milan Vitek. At his graduation recital with pianist Bengt Forsberg, he performed Guillaume Lekeu’s violin sonata.

Already as a student, Patrik appeared as a soloist in pieces such as Lutoslawski’s violin concerto Chain 2 at a concert in Odense, where students from Denmark’s various conservatories formed an orchestra, and Witold Lutoslawski himself conducted. He has also performed Kurt Weill’s Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra on several occasions. With the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and co-soloists, he has performed in Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante.

Patrik Swedrup previously served as concertmaster with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Royal Swedish Orchestra. He has also been a principal player for many years with The Tale Quartet and a member of the New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra. He is a dedicated chamber musician and participates regularly in Konserthuset Stockholm’s chamber music subscriptions Philharmonic Up-Close and Soup Concerts.

Before joining the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrik spent ten years as a member of the Uppsala Chamber Soloists.