Alan Gilbert – new Royal Court Kapellmeister

HM The King has appointed Mr Alan Gilbert to be Royal Court Kapellmeister.

Alan Gilbert is Musical Director at the Royal Swedish Opera since 2021. He has previously been principal conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and musical director of the New York Philharmonic. 

I am deeply honoured and grateful to have been named Royal Court Kapellmeister by His Majesty the King. My musical work in Sweden is dear to my heart, and I am so happy that the closeness of my musical and personal connection to the wonderful musicians of Sweden has been so recognised.

Mr Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert holds dual Swedish and American citizenship. Since many years, he resides in Stockholm with his family.

Royal Court Kapellmeister is, like Court Singer and Court Dancer, an honorary title bestowed by The King on the recommendation of the Royal Swedish Opera.