Annika Fredriksson made her debut as a soloist with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm playing John Williams’ Five Sacred Trees, following studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Hochschule für Musik, Mannheim, and The Royal College of Music, Stockholm. As an orchestral musician, she has performed under conductors such as Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo, Gianandrea Noseda, Leif Segerstam and Vassily Sinaisky. Since 1998, she has held the position of principal bassoon with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. She has previously held principal positions in the Malmö Opera Orchestra and Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and has made several appearances as principal bassoon with The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She performs often as a soloist playing both classical repertoire and contemporary works: several new pieces have been dedicated to her by contemporary Swedish composers, including Erik Peters and Olof Lindgren. Annika teaches bassoon and chamber music at the Malmö Academy of Music and teaches master classes in Sweden and Latvia and Lithuania.