Erik Enqvist was born and raised in the Swedish town of Örebro. He attended the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied under professor Robert Dean, and from where he graduated with honours. During his time in London he performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St John Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, recorded for BBC Radio 3 and collaborated with Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Eugene Asti, Cristian Curney and the Early Opera Company to name only a few.
Erik made a celebrated operatic debut at the Vadstena Summer Opera Festival in Sweden and was soon after engaged by the Gothenburg Opera to sing smaller parts and also to cover lead roles such as Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The 2016/17 season started with Erik singing his first Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the summer festival Berlin International Opera Projects, continued with several new engagements at the Gothenburg Opera, and finished with a celebrated production of Puccini’s Tosca, on tour in northern Sweden.
As a concert performer Erik is sought after in a wide range of repertoire, ranging from the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St John’s Passion to romantic works such as Gounod’s Messe Solennelle.
Since 2015, Erik has been engaged as a highly appreciated teacher and performer at the annual Härnösand Opera Academy and Festival in northern Sweden.
Erik has been awarded numerous scholarships and is especially grateful for the support he has received from Elisabeth Palmers’ Stiftelse, Eduard Magnus Musikfond, Widéns Stipendiefond and Rolf and Maud Gunnarsson.