Love Persson

FBO 2011
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Love Persson was born in Mora, Sweden. He studied double bass in Göteborg with Ferdinand Lipa and was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra in the late 1980s.

After his studies he played for a period at Göteborg Opera and then worked for five years in the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Finding the fascinating sound of gut strings too hard to resist, he quit his job and moved south in order to play with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, The Hannover Band, The English Concert, Les Musiciens du Louvre and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, among others. He has spent many years playing in Anima Eterna Brugge and Freiburger Barockorchester.

His second passion is rock’n’roll. He plays electric bass in the band Maxoom. In addition, he composes and arranges music for such bands as Los Ympossibles.