The violinist and conductor Thord Svedlund is a highly experienced and versatile musician. Having studied in Sweden, the USA and The Netherlands, for the last twenty years he has worked as a violinist in the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1991 he embarked on a conducting career that has earned him praise by critics and audiences alike. He has conducted several of Sweden’s leading orchestras, including the Gothenburg, Norrköping, and Umeå symphony orchestras. He has also worked as co-conductor with Neeme Järvi and Peter Eötvös, and with the latter appeared in critically acclaimed performances of Charles Ives’s extraordinary Fourth Symphony in both Sweden and Germany. He has also been invited to conduct in Shanghai, China. Thord Svedlund has recorded for radio and television on numerous occasions, and his discography presents music by composers ranging from Bach and Haydn to the contemporary Swedish scene.