Karl-Johan Elf joined the Royal Stockholm Philharmonc Orchestra as principal tuba in 2010. He held the same position with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra between 2006 and 2010. Karl-Johan studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and the Malmö academy of music with professor Jens Bjørn-Larsen.
Axel Sjöstedt has been a member of the renowned Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012. Axel had a successful freelance career after studying with prof Mark Schrello and Joakim Wangendahl in Stockholm and prof Mattias Höfs in Hamburg, performing with orchestras such as the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Axel’s interest in newly composed music has resulted in him playing the premiere of Rolf Martinsson’s “Solobridge” (op. 48). In addition he has received scholarships from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Lions, and the violinist and conductor Mats Liljefors. Follow Axel on instagram (trumpettips)
Since the mid-1990s John Axelsson has been one of the most sought after trumpet players in Sweden. He regularly performs with orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. Since January 2011 he has been principal trumpet with the swedish grammy award winning (2017) Västerås Sinfonietta as well as head of trumpet department at Mälardalen University in Västerås. Together with Mats Agnelid, he runs Open Music Production. Follow John on instagram (johnaxelssontrumpet)
Johan Ahlin studied with Elving Jansson at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. After four years as a member of Norrköping Symphony Orchestra Johan became one of Scandinavia's most established horn players. He has performed in almost every major musical in Stockholm such as Phantom of the opera, Cats, JCS, Les Miserables, Chess and Kristina från Duvemåla. He is also one of Sweden's most experienced studio players and orchestral musicians. Johan has featured as a soloist performing most of the major horn concertos in the repertoire and has premiered B Tommy Andersson’s “Concerto for horn and orchestra”. He is a composer and arranger as well as being one of the founders of the Stockholm Concert Orchestra. Since 1999 Johan has been principal horn with swedish grammy award winning (2017) Västerås Sinfonietta. Follow Johan on instagram (ahlins)
Mats Agnelid studied with prof Sven Erik Eriksson at the Royal College of Music and in 1998 embarked on a very successful freelance career. Equally at home in classical music, jazz and musical theatre, Mats regularly performs with some of Sweden’s foremost orchestras, including the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish wind ensemble and the Stockholm Concert Orchestra. On the jazz scene he has performed with Magnus Lindgren Big band, Blue House Jazz Orchestra and Bohuslän Big Band, amongst others. He has appeared in a number of musicals and shows in several of Stockholm’s private theatres and he also runs, together with John Axelsson, Open Music Production.