Tobias Ringborg is equally at home on the concert podium as a conductor and violinist, as well as in the opera house. His career started in 1994 when he, as a violinist, won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize. The same year he graduated with the highest honours from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York, graduating in 1996.
In 2000, Tobias Ringborg decided to expand his musical career after winning a conducting competition in Helsingborg. His lifelong passion for opera led to his operatic debut at the Stockholm Folkoperan in 2001, with La traviata. In 2002 he began a two-year association with Malmö Opera, leading performances of a. o. Don Giovanni, Ariadne auf Naxos and Otello. In 2001 he made his debut at the Royal Swedish Opera with La bohème and has since then been strongly tied to that company, leading a.o. Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte, L’elisir d’amore, Carmen, Don Carlo and Rigoletto, Eugene Onegin and Manon Lescaut, Tosca and Turandot, as well as Christof Loy’s new production of Giordano’s Fedora in 2016.
In recent seasons highlights included La bohème for NZO, Die Zauberflöte for Scottish Opera, Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in Malmö, his Australian debut with Madama Butterfly in Adelaide and concerts with orchestras such as Auckland Philharmonia, Dalasinfoniettan, Victoria Symphony in Canada, the Norrköping and Aalborg Symphony Orchestras, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.