Alexander Hanson, conductor, began his career as a musician by studying trumpet at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He obtained his training as a conductor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki where he graduated under Professor Leif Segerstam in 2004. He also studied there under Atso Almila and Jorma Panula.
Alexander Hanson is a regular guest conductor with most of the prominent orchestras in the Nordic region. In 2012, he made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, London. In March 2014, he made a guest performance at the Brussels Philharmonic with a programme comprising contemporary avant-garde / rock composers Edgar Varèse and Frank Zappa.
Hanson has made many recordings with orchestras such as Dalasinfoniettan, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Göteborg Wind Orchestra. From 2005 to 2012, he worked as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for Göteborg Wind Orchestra. Since August 2014, Hanson has been Artistic Director of The Armed Forces' Band North in Norway.