Johannes Liedbergius who has studied orchestral conducting with LTU professor Petter Sundkvist at the LTU School of Music in Piteå this week received Swedish conductor price. It is given by one of the world's most famoust chamber orchestras, Stockholm Sinfonietta, in cooperation with the audit and business advisory firm PwC and involves a grant of SEK 150 000 and the ability to conduct the sinfonietta.
- It starts to sink in now and it is wonderful. It is of course an official confirmation that all the hard work you put has given a result and that you know something. I'm honored and happy and enjoying a little extra of this, says conductor Johannes Liedbergius who are conducting further studies in German city Bremen.
"With a warm and clear authority and a music-making that is characterized by sensitivity and musical intelligence," was the jury's reasons for picking Liedbergius, in fierce competition with two other finalists.
The jury members are for instance the Royal Opera's director Birgitta Svenden, incidentally honorary doctorate at Luleå University of Technology, the famous conductor Professor Gustav Sjökvist and composer Anders Hillborg. The winner Johannes Liedbergius was announced during the pause in the middle of a concert with Stockholm Sinfonietta and he was then conducting the rest of the concert.
Johannes Liedbergius received his degree in orchestral conducting at LTU School of Music in in Piteå 2007, where he also studied singing (baritone). In his subsequent career, he has already managed to direct the ensembles such as Norrbotten NEO, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Graz, Austria, and Bremer Baroque in Germany. He currently carries out advanced studies in harpsichord on early music such as baroque, renaissance and romance of Hochschüle of Fine Arts, Academy für alte music in German Bremen.