Torleif Thedéen is one of the most highly regarded cellists working today, regularly playing with many of the world’s major orchestras, including the Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Bordeaux, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berliner Symphoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, the BBC Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta and Stuttgart Philharmonic – under conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paavo Berglund, Neeme Järvi, Franz Welser-Möst, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Leif Segerstam and Eri Klas.
Torleif Thedéen is also active as a chamber musician, and as such appears in prestigious concert venues worldwide including Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He often participates in prestigious music festivals, among them the Verbier Festival, Prague Spring Festival and the festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Bordeaux, Oslo, Bath, Stavanger and Kuhmo. He has toured with soloists including Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen to European festivals, New Zealand and Australia. He has also toured Scandinavia and England with the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra of Sweden.
Career highlights include concerts in Finland and Spain, and a chamber music tour which included appearances at Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall. Recent appearances include performances at the Helleruplund Kirke and the Hørsholm Musikforening in Denmark, and an Australasian tour involving performances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Torleif Thedéen was appointed a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in autumn 2017 and has been a professor at the Edsberg Music Institute in Stockholm since 2016. He plays a cello by David Techler, dating from 1711, formerly owned by Lynn Harrell.