Leading an active musical life in various areas of the music industry, Sebastian Bäverstam is a composer, cellist, and pianist as well as an improviser and conductor. Bäverstam has been performing publicly since the age of 6 with his first recital at Harvard’s Dunster House alongside his family who called themselves “The Bäverstam Chamber Players”.
A winner of numerous awards as a cellist such as the Concert Artists Guild international competition in 2010, and the Boston Symphony concerto competition in 2006, Bäverstam has now made his foray into a double career as performer and composer. With the advent of the pandemic, the premiere for his cello original concerto titled "Superhuman" has been postponed to 2022, with various other performances currently being rescheduled. Meanwhile, a virtual recording can be found on his YouTube channel.
After attending the New England Conservatory where he studied with cellist Paul Katz from the Cleveland Quartet, he embarked on a solo career touring around the world, represented by managers at the Concert Artist's Guild. He then circled back to his childhood passion of composing and studied privately with Alla Elena Cohen in Boston and with Per Mårtensson at the Royal Conservatory of Stockholm in 2019.
Bäverstam has put forth a new genre of music drawing from both classical and popular styles. He calls this style “vangarde”, describing it as “post-film and modern opera. While influenced by film music, it is a step away from music as background, and focuses on highlighting music equally in a dramatic operatic setting.