The Uppsala Chamber Orchestra
The Uppsala Chamber Orchestra – regarded by many as one of the finest chamber orchestras in Sweden – is part of Musik i Uppland, the county musical foundation. The orchestra has previously received critically acclaimed live recordings on Naxos, for instance with music by Sibelius, Rossini and Stenhammar. See all CDs here.
The Uppsala Chamber Orchestra is characterized by its flexibility in various styles, from early baroque to contemporary music, and its exquisite orchestral sound, both warm and lustrous. The orchestra includes a number of soloists who ensure its high quality.
Uppsala Chamber Orchestra´s first principal conductor from 1993 was Gérard Korsten, now artistic director of the London Mozart Players. The English pianist and conductor Howard Shelley was its principal conductor from 2000 to 2003. From 2004 to 2017, its principal conductor was Paul Mägi, a very highly regarded conductor with multiple international assignments.
The concertmasters are Nils-Erik Sparf, Klara Hellgren and Bernt Lysell, who are also members of the string ensemble Uppsala Chamber Soloists.
Mona Gunnarsson, Orchestra Manager, phone: +46 (0)18-17 19 36, e-mail