Alexander Hanson is recognized for his diverse conducting experience and musical craftsmanship. Hanson launched his musical career as a trumpet player, but his growing passion for conducting lead him to graduate with honors from the acclaimed Sibelius Academy of Conducting in Helsinki.

Alexander Hanson is recognized for his diverse conducting experience and musical craftsmanship. Hanson launched his musical career as a trumpet player and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. With a growing passion for conducting, Hanson then attended and graduated with honors from the acclaimed Sibelius Academy of Conducting in Helsinki. While at the Academy, Hanson studied conducting with professors Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula.

Hanson works with all major Swedish orchestras, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Court Orchestra in Stockholm, and also European prominent orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and others.

Since 2011 Hanson has been a regular guest conductor at GöteborgsOperan in Sweden and in 2017 he conducted Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Weills Die Sieben Todsünden there. In 2016 he conducted Prokofievs ballet Romeo & Juliet with the ballet from The Semperoper, Dresden when they visited GöteborgsOperan. In 2018-2019 Hanson is the Music Director of the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at GöteborgsOperan.

As a prolific conductor in the recording industry he is well represented in cooperation’s with The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, The Malmö Symphony Orchestra, The Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan, and The Göteborg Wind Orchestra. Between years 2005-2012, Hanson was chief conductor and artist director of Göteborg Wind Orchestra. In 2014-2017 he was chief conductor and artistic director for The Norwegian Army Band North. In 2018 he was appointed chief conductor and artistic director of The Royal Swedish Navy Band. Hanson currently resides in Stockholm.