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Born 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Adrian Eriksson started to play the double bass at the age of nine. He studied under Jan Alm at the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama and later under Prof. Ekkehard Beringer at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. 2022 he obtained his master’s degree under Prof. Rick Stotijn at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.


In fall 2023 Adrian Eriksson will be releasing his debut album under his own label, Elégie: Rachmaninov on Double Bass, with double bass transcriptions of Rachmaninov celebrating his 150th anniversary.


Adrian Eriksson is also composing, with works ranging from solo instrumental pieces, chamber music to orchestra, mainly for the double bass. In 2014 he premiered Man Against Nature for double bass, orchestra and video projection. In 2022 he premiered the song cycle Ljus och mörker in Stenhammarsalen in the Gothenburg Concert House.


In the 2023/24 season, Adrian Eriksson is academist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, European Union Youth Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, academist of Mahler Chamber Orchestra and intern at the NDR Radiophilharmonie. As a freelance orchestra player, he has played in leading Swedish orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.


Adrian Eriksson has worked with renowned conductors including Zubin Mehta, Teodor Currentzis, John Elliot Gardiner and Klaus Mäkelä and played in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin. He has played in festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Rheingau Musik Festival and Verbier Festival.

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