B i o g r a p h y
Anders Lundegård was born and bred in Växjö, Sweden. This mid-sized town, surrounded by deep pine forests in the middle south of Sweden, is otherwise mostly noted for producing world-class tennis champions, such as Jonas Björkman and Mats Wilander. Educated at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and at Northwestern University as a Fulbright Scholar, Anders now resides in Washington, DC, where he has made a career as a Private Wealth Advisor
He is the founder of The Swedish Jazz Duo, along with guitarist and singer Al Baumann. Lundegård’s own semiannual concert series, at the Lyceum, a concert venue in Old Town Alexandria, alternates between chamber music and jazz performances, often featuring his compositions in both genres. The subject of his doctoral dissertation was the saxophone concerto by the Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson, its relevance to the development of the saxophone repertoire, as well as its place in the history of the concerto genre. For his work as a saxophone scholar, Dr. Lundegård received the noteworthy American-Scandinavian Foundation Award, presented personally by the late Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Sweden.
Besides performing his own works for saxophone and piano, Anders performs extensively the chamber music repertoire originally written for flute, clarinet, violin and cello. His own adaptations for saxophone include works by the great composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. His previous recordings include all of Bach’s unaccompanied suites for cello, performed on various saxophones. Among his many solo appearances, he has appeared at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and as a soloist with the renowned Swedish string orchestra Musica Vitae. Between concert seasons, he is an avid sailor and the proud owner of a 23-ft sailboat named after his two grandmothers Greta (port side) and Gudrun (starboard side).
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