Torleif Thedéen Cello

Torleif Thedéen | Photo: Nikolaj Lund

Torleif Thedéen is one of the most highly regarded musicians in Scandinavia. He plays regularly with the world’s major orchestras, such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Moscow…

Torleif Thedéen is one of the most highly regarded musicians in Scandinavia. He plays regularly with the world’s major orchestras, such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and Israel Sinfonietta – under conductors like Esa-Pekka Salonen, Neeme Järvi, Franz Welser-Möst, and Leif Segerstam.

Thedéen is also an active chamber musician, and appears in respected concert venues worldwide such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has recorded numerous CD’s for BIS, featuring standard repertoire works as well as contemporary music. In 2018 he was awarded the Edison Prize for the recording of Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Sony) with Martin Fröst, Lucas Debargue and Janine Jansen.

Since 1996 Torleif Thedéen is Professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Thedéen plays the ex-Lynn Harrel cello by David Techler from 1711.