Anton Holmer

Conductor

"With both singers and orchestra, Anton Holmer succeeds to continuously fuel the dramatic intensity of the score"

About


Highly sought after as an emerging and dedicated talent, Anton Holmer is widely recognised for his natural leadership, meticulous work and stylistic sensibility. This has quickly earned him professional recognition both in his native Sweden and internationally.

Highlights of the 2023-2024 season include highly anticipated returns to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon, as well as debuts with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, and the Västerås Sinfonietta.

Holmer maintains a close relationship with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has regularly appeared throughout the last seasons. His previous engagements have also included performances with the Orchestre National de Metz, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Jönköpings Sinfonietta, and Dalasinfoniettan.

Passionate about historically informed performance practice on modern instruments, he has been praised for his interpretations of late eighteenth-century repertoire.

Holmer has assisted his compatriot and legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt on several occasions. From 2021 to 2023, he served as the Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lyon under Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conducting a wide range of repertoire.

He has been awarded numerous scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and received the Crusell Scholarship for promising young conductors in 2021. Holmer was a semi-finalist in the Nicolai Malko Competition with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in 2021, as well as in the London Symphony Orchestra Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in 2018.

Holmer studied conducting at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart under Prof. Per Borin. He further honed his skills through masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and Jorma Panula. Before fully dedicating himself to conducting, Holmer studied organ, piano, and choral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon. He also holds a master’s degree in organ performance from the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.

Proficient in six languages, Holmer is also a passionate craftsman who makes his own conducting batons.

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Events


1/2,
2024

Västerås Konserthus, Västerås • Sweden

Västerås sinfonietta

  • Benjamin Staern: Wave movements
  • Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 22 K. 482
  • Schubert: Symphony no. 6 C-major
14/3,
2024

Upssala konsert & Kongress, Uppsala • Sweden

Uppala chamber orchestra

  • Andrea Tarodi: Paradise Birds I
  • Martinu: Sinfonietta “La Jolla”
  • Beethoven: Triple concerto with Trio Gaspard
4/4,
2024

Stockholm Concert Hall • Sweden

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Debussy: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
  • Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain (Victor Julien-Lafferière)
  • Valborg Aulin: Tableaux Parisiens
  • Ravel: Bolero
5/4,
2024

Stockholm Concert Hall • Sweden

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Debussy: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
  • Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain (Victor Julien-Lafferière)
  • Valborg Aulin: Tableaux Parisiens
  • Ravel: Bolero
16/4,
2024

Auditorium de Lyon, Lyon • France

Orchestre National de Lyon

  • Dvořák: The Noon Witch
  • Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye - suite
  • Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (version Rimsky-Korsakov)

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