Bio

Bio

Christopher Fossto is a guitarist, conductor and composer/producer from Sweden. He graduated 2011 from Lund University and the Academy of Music in Malmö and has since then spent time touring and recording with a wide diversity of ensembles and bands – both in Sweden and in Europe.

Right now you can hear him performing as a solo artist, in the guitar/saxophone Duo Fossto/Szillágy (Swe/Hu) and as a part of the live acts of both Åsa Leijon and Sabina Chantoura.

Christopher is the head conductor of Staffanstorps Musikkår – a well established Wind Orchestra in the southern parts of Sweden. He is also the creative director and conductor of the well established Lomma Musiksällskap, a symphony orchestra in southern Sweden.

The last five years, he has been a guest teacher at the Swedish Guitar and Lute Festival, conducting the festival orchestra and coaching ensembles. Between 2013 – 2018 he also conducted the festival orchestra – as well as coaching chamber ensembles – at Oskarshamn International Guitar Festival.

Christopher is also a well renowned teacher in Sweden, currently working with both private students and as a part time employee at Staffanstorp Musikskola.

Lists of ensembles

Current ensembles/bands

  • Staffanstorps Musikkår – as a conductor
  • Lomma Musiksällskap – as a conductor
  • SGLS festival orchestra – as a conductor
  • Duo Fossto/Szillágy – as a guitarist
  • Åsa Leijon – as a guitarist
  • Sabina Chantouria – as a guitarist
  • Stina Sahlén – as a guitarist

Past ensembles/bands

  • Duo Preferido (Git/Fl)
  • Savor de Ladino
  • Emma Carolina
  • Anna Hertzman

Past ensembles as a conductor

  • Oskarshamn International Guitar Festival Orchestra (2013-2018)
  • Malmö Underhållningsorkester (2016)
  • Malmö Symfonietta (2016)
  • Lund Akademiska Orkester
  • Capella Lundensis
  • Malmö Akademiska Orkester
  • Le Kör (Choir from Lund)