Bengt Tommy Andersson (b. 1964) lives in Stockholm and is, since his debut in the beginning of the 1990’s, a conductor much in demand and one of the most successful Swedish conductors of his generation. He studied conducting at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm (The Royal College of Music) in the 1980’s with professor Jorma Panula, professor Eric Ericson and professor Kjell Ingebretsen, and during shorter periods also with Peter Eötvös, Sergiu Commissiona and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Andersson recurrently conducts all symphony orchestras and most chamber orchestras in Sweden. He was Music Director of Kammarensemblen (an ensemble for contemporary music) 1994—1999, and Principal Conductor of Stockholms Läns Blåsarsymfoniker (Stockholm Wind Ensemble, Sweden’s largest professional wind orchestra) 1997—2005, and Artistic Leader and Principal Conductor of Swedish National Orchestra Academy in Gothenburg 2003—2009. For the 2014—2015 season he was Composer-in-Association at BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cardiff.
Mr Andersson has also appeared with orchestras in thirteen other countries (Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania and Uruguay) with orchestras like Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (England), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Geneva, Switzerland), Sinfonia Lahti (Finland), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and ASKO ensemble (Amsterdam).
This season he will return to Cardiff to conduct contemporary concerts with the BBC National orchestra of Wales in February 2018.