Cellist Jan-Erik Gustafsson is currently one of the world’s most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians.
He began his studies with Markku Luolajan-Mikkola at the West Helsinki Music Institute and studied further with Mikhail Homitser and Frans Helmerson at the Edberg-Musikinstitut in Stockholm, completing his soloist diploma examination in 1992.
Gustafsson placed well in the 1986 EBU Young Musician competition in Copenhagen, and since then has performed worldwide both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has appeared with countless distinguished orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth SO, the Berlin RSO, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Hobart Symphony Orchestra in Australia, the Netherlands RSO, the Danish RSO, the Swedish RSO and the Stockholm Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Jerusalem SO, the Washington National SO, the New York and Vienna Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Bern and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. Furthermore, he has appeared with nearly all Finnish orchestras.
Jan-Erik Gustafsson is the Artistic Director of the new Porvoo-Borgå festival.