Peter Olofsson

Peter Olofsson joined the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1986. Born in 1964 in Uppsala, he started learning the violin with Tibor Fülep in Örebro. He then studied with Joseph Grünfarb at the Academy of Music in Stockholm between 1980 and 1982 and with Milan Vitek at the Royal Danish Academy of Music until 1987. In 1982, he won the Malmo Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition and made is debut in Copenhagen in 1987. He was then taught by David Takeno in London from 1989 to 1990.

Peter was first violin in the Uppsala Chamber Soloists during from 1993 to 2004 and has held this position in the New Stenhammar Quartet (along with his brother Mats Olofsson) since its creation in 1995. He has also performed recitals on tour to Great Britain, Germany, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden, and appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Estonia, Italy, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. He was chosen by the Swedish Concert to perform in the launch of the 90' Project.

Peter appears on numerous radio and CD recordings with the New Stenhammar Quartet and the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. He became deputy leader of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra in 2003 and was appointed concertmaster in 2005.