The Swedish tenor Niklas Engquist studied singing as well as French horn at the Malmö Academy of Music.
A long-time choir singer, Niklas Engquist recently launched a solo career and he has quickly become one of Scandinavia's most sought after tenors for concerts. He has a vast repertoire including masses, oratorios and song cycles by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Buxtehude, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Rossini and Schubert.
He regularly appears with leading Scandinavian orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Århus Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen and Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in New York. Many of Niklas' concerts have been broadcasted on Swedish as well as on Danish radio and he has appeared in several broadcasts on Swedish television.
He has collaborated with conductors such as Gregor Bühl, Thomas Dausgaard, Vincent de Kort, Gary Graden, Daniel Harding, Tõnu Kaljuste, Louis Langrée, Stephen Layton, Fredrik Malmberg, Stefan Parkman, Andrew Parrott, Raphaël Pichon, Tobias Ringborg, Morten Schuldt-Jensen and Robin Ticciati.
Assignments in 2015 included Mozart's Mass in C minor in Prato (Italy), Monteverdi's Mariavesper in Gothenburg, Bach's St Matthew Passion in Falun, Haydn's Die Schöpfung in Helsingborg, Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Sønderborg and Handel's Messiah in Kristiansand as well as in Odense.
Current and upcoming engagements include Bach's St Matthew Passion with Århus Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Morten Schuldt-Jensen as well as in Stockholm with Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the conductor Bengt Eklund, Monteverdi's Mariavesper in Stockholm with Rebaroque Barque Ensemble and the conductor Marcus Edgar, Handel's Messiah in Copenhagen with the conductor Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Bach's St Matthew Passion in Stockholm, Mozart's Requiem in Nyköping, Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Stockholm as well as in Falköping and arias and ensembles by Handel in Stockholm with the conductor Olof Boman as part of the prestigious Baltic Sea Festival.