Born: August 6, 1978 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Swedish guitar virtuoso Andreas Oberg was born in Stockholm on August 6, 1978.
At the age of 18, Andreas made a name for himself on the vibrant Swedish music scene performing with many of Sweden's top artists and he was also admitted to the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm.
During recent years Andreas Oberg has been working with his own projects as well as performing with artists in many different styles such as Les Paul, Toots Thielemans, Bireli Lagrene, Larry Coryell, Barbara Hendricks, John Pisano, Martin Taylor, Stuart Hamm, Danny Gottlieb, Jimmy Rosenberg, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Ulf Wakenius, Joey DeFrancesco, Mark Murphy, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, and Florin Nicolescu just to name a few.
Andreas Oberg has mastered many different styles and his playing has impressed listeners all over the world, with his energy and technique. Andreas has performed on TV & radio and has also been featured in several international music/guitar magazines. Andreas has made 3 solo albums and one DVD. His latest solo album was released on Resonance Records (US) in March 2008.
Awards:Fasching Award 2002
Winner of National Jazz Competition 2002
Nominated for Guitar Peoples Prize 2002
Hagström Guitar Award 2003
Armstrong Award 2003
Gevalia Award 2004
Nominated for Guitar Peoples Prize 2004
Winner of the Audience Prize at the final of Gibson International Guitar
Competition in Montreux 2006.