Soloists » Tobias Ringborg, violin

Tobias Ringborg is one of the most prolific musical talents to emerge from Sweden in recent years. His career started in 1994 when he, as a violinist, won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize. The same year he graduated with the highest honours from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York.

As a violinist Tobias Ringborg has appeared with every Swedish orchestra. He is an active champion of Swedish music and his discography includes about twenty CD:s with chamber music and violin concertos, mostly by Swedish composers.

In 2000, Tobias Ringborg expanded his musical career and won a conducting competition in Helsingborg, which led to invitations from all Swedish orchestras. His lifelong passion for opera led to his operatic debut at the Stockholm Folkoperan in 2001, with Verdi’s La Traviata. Since then he has been a regular guest at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm (debut in 2001 with Puccini’s La Bohème). Specializing in the Italian, French and Mozart repertoire, he has also led productions at Malmö Opera, Norrlandsoperan, Norwegian National Opera, Danish National Opera, Oper Leipzig, Scottish Opera and Opera North (England).

He has explored the symphonic repertoire with most major Swedish and Danish orchestras. He maintains a strong connection to the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, to which he returns every season. In 2005, he made his London debut with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Barbican.

Last season included his return to the Stockholm Royal Opera and Scottish Opera (with Verdi’s Rigoletto) and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Dalhalla. Ringborg also conducted the world premiere recording of the 1849 belcanto masterpiece Cristina, Regina di Svezia, by Italian/Swedish composer Jacopo Foroni, with the Gothenburg Opera (Sterling label). The current season includes Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Norwegian National Opera, Don Giovanni at the Danish National Opera and Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito at Malmö Opera.

In 2010 Tobias Ringborg was awarded the Herbert Blomstedt Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and in May 2011 he was elected a member of the same academy.