Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Fredrik Hildebrand started his musical studies with the cello at the age of 16. Two years later he turned his attention to the viol and the practice of ancient music. After some years of private studies he moved to Belgium to study with Philippe Pierlot at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he received his diploma with distinction in 2014.
The year of his graduation he was also awarded the prestigious Ingeborg Köberle award, given by the Royal Conservatory to the most promising student of his or her year.
Fredrik Hildebrand has presented himself with, among others, Philippe Pierlot and Ricercar Consort, with whom he has also recorded, Kaori Uemura, Céline Scheen, Giovanna Pessi, Aapo Häkkinen, Wim Becu, Eric van Nevel, Aline Zylberajch, Ensemble 't Kabinet, Kammerkoor El Grillo, Les Menus-Plaisirs du Roy, Concerto Foscari, Stargaze and BachPlus.
His passion for both ancient and contemporary music has led him to explore repertoire from the 14th century until today, and his interest in arranging pieces for himself and his group has led him to venture far outside the usual limits of his regular repertoire, including pieces originally written for voices, bandoneon, keyboard or solo violin, as well as adapting traditional folk pieces as well as music by more romantic composers like Chopin, Sibelius, Grieg, Liszt and Wagner.
He has recently published a modern edition of previously unknown music for bass viol and continuo by Francesco Ruffo, found in the rarities collection at the State Library of Music and Dance in Stockholm. It is available for purchase via the German publisher Edition Walhall.
Personal web site: www.fredrikhildebrand.com