Tore Eketorp, Viola da Gamba
Swedish viola da gamba player, Tore Eketorp, began his studies with Keren Bruce at Stockholm's Royal College of Music in 2002. After graduating, he moved to Switzerland to pursue postgraduate studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with World-renowned gamba player Paolo Pandolfo, finishing his solo diploma with distinction in the Winter of 2009. During his time at the Schola, Tore also studied fiddle and medieval music with Randall Cook, passing with distinction.
Following his winning performance with Ensemble Meridiana at the York International Young Artists Competition 2009, the press praised Tore as "the most outstanding instrumentalist" of the competition. As a member of Trio Stravaganti, Tore was awarded first prize in the 2007 Ung och Lovande competition, given to young and promising musicians, and as a result the group has toured extensively throughout Sweden. Furthermore, in the same year Tore won both the first prize and the audience prize with Ensemble Meridiana at the prestigious German competition Internationaler Telemann-Wettbewerb in Magdeburg. In 2011 he won the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik der Internationalen Händel-Gesellschaft, again with Ensemble Meridiana.
Tore's playing has brought him to prestigious festivals and concert series throughout Europe, North and South America. Tore is in demand as both a soloist and chamber musician, performing with Trio Stravaganti, Ensemble Meridiana, Ensemble Daedalus (Roberto Festa), La Morra (Corina Marti and Michal Gondko), Drottningholms Barockensemble, Oslo Filharmonien and Ensemble Villancico (Peter Pontvik), among others. Tore has taken part in several cd-recordings, radio and television broadcasts throughout Europe, North and South America.