Anders Hillborg seems to have an intuitive knack for getting the most out of his soloists, be it Martin Fröst in the now iconic Clarinet Concerto ‘Peacock Tales’, or Pekka Kuusisto in Bach Materia, an inventive and zany companion piece to Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto.

Hillborg’s next concerto will be for cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and has been commissioned by Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Antwerp Symphony, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, with the kind support of Margarit Jacobs. The concerto will be premiered on 23 October 2020 by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Fabien Gabel, who will also present the work in Amsterdam.

Other upcoming projects include a Viola Concerto for Lawrence Power, to be premiered in the 21/22 season, and a substantial new work for ensemble.