The Sofa and The Departure

Håkan Vramsmo

Born in Sweden, Håkan won a scholarship to the Guildhall School in 1999, having previously studied in Sweden, Amsterdam, France and Germany. He graduated in 2001 with distinction and immediately went on to sing at the opening night of the BBC Proms in Vaughan Williams’s A Serenade to Music. He has performed extensively on the concert platform, appearing at major venues throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Santiago de Compostela (with Roger Vignoles), Sibelius Academy and the Aldeburgh, Bath, Newbury Spring and Leamington festivals. He has appeared with the Gothenburg, Malmö and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, the Gabrieli Consort and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and recorded for BBC Radio 3, Stockholm Radio and Swedish television. Operatic work over the last year has included the role of Aeneas for Nuremberg Festival Opera.