Anton Holmer

Conductor

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

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Anton Holmer has in a short time gained recognition as an emerging and dedicated talent, both in his native Sweden and internationally. From 2021-2023 he was the assistant conductor at the Orchestre National de Lyon under Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conducting a wide range of repertoire.

This season he debuts with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and Västerås Sinfonietta as well as returning to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra after a hugely successful debut last season.

Holmer maintains a close relationship with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with them on several occasions throughout the last seasons. Other recent engagements include concerts with Orchestre National de Metz, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Dalasinfoniettan and the Swedish Wind Ensemble.

Holmer has on several occasions assisted his compatriot and legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt. He was awarded with the Crusell scholarship for promising young conductors in 2021 and he has also received several scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. In 2021 he was a Semi-finalist in the Nicolai Malko competition with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and in 2018 he was also a Semi-finalist in the LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.

Holmer studied Conducting at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart with Prof. Per Borin. Further important influences he gained from Masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and Jorma Panula.

During his studies, he worked with many prominent orchestras in southern Germany, among others the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen.

He also led the Opera school in Stuttgart in a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto that was hailed by the press as “a musical stroke of luck”.

Before entirely concentrating on conducting, Holmer studied organ, piano and choral conducting at the Royal college of music in Stockholm and at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Lyon. He also holds a master’s degree in organ performance from the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.

He is a keen craftsman and makes his own conducting batons.

He currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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
23/8,
2023 18:00

Johannebergkyrkan, Göteborg • Sweden

Göteborgs Symfoniker

  • Blomdahl: Adagio from "Vaknatten"
  • Saint-Saëns: Rondo Capriccioso (Violin - Ava Bahari)
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
24/8,
2023 15:00

Frölunda torg, Göteborg • Sweden

Göteborgs Symfoniker

  • Blomdahl: Adagio from "Vaknatten"
  • Saint-Saëns: Rondo Capriccioso (Violin - Ava Bahari)
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
24/8,
2023 17:00

Frölunda torg, Göteborg • Sweden

Göteborgs Symfoniker

  • Blomdahl: Adagio from "Vaknatten"
  • Saint-Saëns: Rondo Capriccioso (Violin - Ava Bahari)
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

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