Biography

Born in Karlsborg, Sweden in 1976, Anders Ericson started playing electric and classical guitar at the age of eight. By the time he had reached eighteen he was playing the baroque lute and theorbo, and went to study at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the College of Music in Malmö graduating in 2002. Active as a continuo player and soloist, Anders has performed in major concert halls and opera houses in 25 countries all over the world, including the Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Tokyo International Forum. Anders is a member of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and Göteborg Baroque.

Anders is much in demand as a continuo player and his many recordings include those as an accompanist to prominent soloists including Anne Sofie von Otter and Barbara Hendricks: he has also made numerous television and radio appearances around the world. In addition to his work as a lutenist and theorbist, Anders is also active as a heavy metal guitarist. He is a member of the metal band Sectu in Stockholm and is the lead guitarist of Scandinavian progressive metal group Beyond Twilight which released three critically acclaimed albums worldwide.

As a solo lute player, Anders' main focus is on French seventeenth century music for the baroque lute. Anders Ericson's first solo CD entitled Relic (Daphne 1042) was released in 2011 and in 2014 followed Charles Mouton (Daphne 1049) which both received great reviews in international press. In 2017 Lyra Sonora (Daphne 1061) was released.

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