Alexander Hanson initially launched his musical career as a trumpet player and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. With a growing passion for conducting, Hanson then attended and graduated with honors from the acclaimed Sibelius Academy of Conducting in Helsinki. While at the Academy, Hanson studied conducting with professors Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula.
Nowadays he is recognized for his diverse conducting experience and musical craftsmanship. As an orchestral and operatic conductor, Hanson has conducted premieres with The Royal Opera in Stockholm, among others.
Hanson has worked with all major Swedish orchestras, including The Royal Stockholm PhilharmonicOrchestra and the Royal Court Orchestra in Stockholm as well as European prominent orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (GB), the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (N) and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (DK).
Hanson is a prolific conductor in the recording industry, including cooperations with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Göteborg Wind Orchestra.
In 2005-2012, Hanson was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Göteborg Wind Orchestra. In 2014 he was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for The Norwegian Army Band, Harstad.
Hanson currently resides in Stockholm.