Biographies



Håkan Vramsmo was born in Sweden and studied singing at Malmö Musikhögskola, Sweelinck Conservatorium and Conservatoire de Metz with Udo Reinemann and Mitsuko Shirai, and at Hartmut Höll's Liedclass in Karlsruhe. In 1999 he moved to London, subsequently graduating from Guildhall School of Music & Drama with distinction and immediately going on to sing at the opening night of the BBC Proms.He has performed extensively on the concert platform, where he is especially appreciated for his intimate musicianship, appearing at major venues throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Sibeliusacademin and Aldeburgh, in collaboration with Iain Burnside, Julius Drake, Bengt Forsberg, Rudolf Jansen, Graham Johnson, Gary Matthewman, Roger Vignoles, Llyr Williams and Andrew West at the piano. At Festivals such as L'Heures Romantiques, BBC Proms, St Magnus, Nürnberg, Oxford, Schriermonikoog and Wroclav he has appeared with the Hebridies Ensemble, Carducci Quartet, Gabrieli Consort, Sharoun Ensemble (Berliner Philharmonier) and English Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with many symphony orchestras including the BBC, Jerusalem, City of Birmingham, Bournemouth, Wroclaw, Barcelona, Zagreb, Gothenburg, and Malmö, conducted by Martyn Brabbins, Paul McCreech, Leonard Slatkin, Sir David Willcocks, Sakari Oramo and Leon Botstein.