Principal Guest Conductor
Ulf Wadenbrandt was born 1968 in Bohuslän, Sweden. He has established himself as a respected and sought after crossover conductor, bringing out the extraordinary sound on his collaboration with symphony orchestras and leading performing artists.
Ulf has inherited his musicality from his father Stig Wadenbrandt. Stig was a very well known drummer in Sweden and had his own orchestra. Following in the footstep of his father, Ulf studied for two legendary teachers, Bo Holmstrand and Björn Liljeqvist and he graduated from University of Ingesund as a professional percussion player and conductor.
The first big success was in 1998 with a big concert in Sweden with the fantastic pop star, E-Type. This concert was the start of a brand new crossover style with symphony orchestras and pop music. The concert was celebrated by the audience and the press.
In 2009 he was awarded the Charlie Norman prize for his imaginative combination of musical styles provide new forms of expression and enjoyment. He has also received the Price of Creativity, 2012 and the Cultural Prize from the city of Vänersborg.
Together with his own Sweden Symphony Orchestra, as well as other collaborations, he has made extensive performances on stage and also on national Tv and radio.
Ulf Wadenbrandt has conducted orchestras as Czech National Symohony Orchestra, Russian Philarmonic Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Dala Sinfoniettan, Jönköping Sinfoniettan, Gävlesymfonikerna and many more. He has also directed many national and international artists, such as Robert Wells, E-Type, Agnes Carlsson, Loreen, Susan Boyle and Elena Paparitzou.
Ulf has a unique and inimitable style of conducting, which turns every concert into an unforgettable and magical performance!
With the habit of moving successfully between musical genres on stage and on the record using creative collaboration and musical boldness, Ulf sets new standards for what a symphonic orchestra is able to do.