Guitarist Stefan Östersjö, born in 1967, is one of the most prominent figures within new music in Sweden. He is continuously working with composers both in Sweden and abroad on the task of extending the repertory of solo works and chamber music with guitar. Stefan Östersjö has toured Europe, USA and Asia and as a soloist he has cooperated with conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Eötvös, Pierre André Valade, Mario Venzago, Andrew Manze, Franck Ollu and Tuomas Ollila.
Since his debut CD, which won a Swedish Grammy in 1997, Stefan Östersjö has recorded extensively among others the complete guitar works by Per Nørgård, released on Caprice Records in 2008. Stefan Östersjö also holds a PhD on the performance of new music and is frequently giving lectures and master classes at universities, festivals and academic conferences around the world.