All our fantastic artists 2016 (A-Z)

Aleksander Nohr

Aleksander Nohr, baritone from Kjerringøy in Northern Norway debuted at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen - as Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen - simultaneously he studied at the Royal Danish Opera Academy. He has also studied at the Institute for musikk at NTNU in Trondheim with prof. Kåre Bjørkøy, and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with prof. Kirsten Buhl Møller.
Read more on Aleksanders own website

Anna-Lena Laurin

Anna-Lena Laurin began as musicians in her twenties and wrote her first orchestral work when she was 44 years old. Since then, she has written many works in a very short time and had the privilege to work with really big bands and artists.
Read more about Anna-Lena Larin on her own website

Ann-Marie Backlund

Ann-Marie Backlund, Swedish soprano from Bjuråker, Hälsingland, educated at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. Since her debut in 1999 as the title role in Madama Butterfly in Gothenburg, she has created roles as Tosca, Leonora in Il trovatore, Micaela in Carmen and Crysothemis in Elektra, mainly opera in Frankfurt, where she also sang Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Marguerite in Faust and Katerina in Katya Kabanova.

Fredrik de Jounge

Fredrik the Jounge studied at the Royal College of Music and the University College of Opera in Stockholm 87-94 with vocal studies for Lilian Gentele Stockholm, Prof. Rudolf Knoll, Salzburg, and Court Singer  Nicolai Gedda. Fredrik has also studied in Salzburg, Vienna and New York. Alongside the Royal Opera and Folk Opera in Stockholm, Fredrik has been involved in several major opera houses in Europe. Read more about Fredrik on his own website

Gitta-Maria Sjöberg

When The Royal Theatre opened its new Opera House in Copenhagen, it was with Gitta-Maria Sjöberg as Aida (with Roberto Alagna). In this opera house, she has her base and outstanding position. She is also a requested guest at the world's great opera houses, concert halls and festivals, including Paris, Venice, Vienna, Munich, Tokyo, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Toronto, St. Petersburg and London. Read more about Gitta-Maria Sjöberg on her own website

Kaare Bjørkøy

Kåre (Kaare) Bjørkøy made his debut at the Norwegian Opera in 1976 as the Duke in Rigoletto. Then followed a series of leading roles at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, The Danish National Opera, Malmö Opera, Norrlandsoperan and numerous regional opera scenes in Norway.
Today he is a professor and music researcher at the Norwegian University-Naturvidenskapelige University in Trondheim. Read more about Kåre Bjørkøy on NTNU:s hemsida (Norwegian text)

Kristine Thorup

Educated at the Conservatory of Vestjysk Associate Professor Jørgen Hald Nielsen. And a diploma from the Royal. Danish Academy of Music with Professor Tove Lønskov. She studied in Paris og Rome and made his debut in 2007 at the Funen Academy of Music.

Read more about Kristine Thorup on her own website
(in danish)

Matti Borg

Matti Borg, born in 1956 in Denmark, has a very extensive musical knowledge, not only through his work as a composer, but also through meticulous musical study at the University and the Academy of Music. He also has an intense activity both as a singer and music teacher.
Read more about Matti Borg on his website

Mats Jansson

Mats Jansson was trained under Professor Hans Leygraf at the conservatories of Hanover, Salzburg and Berlin and has, besides the soloist diploma from the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, also obtained a diploma in Liedinterpretation for pianists at the Mozarteum.
Read more about Mats Jansson at the Academy of Music in Örebro's website (Swedish text)

Miah Persson

The Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in demand as a guest of the world's foremost opera and concert stages. She has, among other things emerged during the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, in Aix-en-Provence, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Dutch Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, La Monnaie in Brussels, Frankfurt Opera, Wiener the State Opera, Theater an der Wien and the Opera in Paris. Read more about Miah Persson

Monica Groop

Finnish mezzo-soprano Monica Groop has performed with many of the major opera companies and orchestras in the world, including the Bayerische Staatsoper, Amsterdam, Covent Garden, the Munich Opera, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Los Angeles, Cologne, Paris and New York City Opera, Glyndebourne and Aix- en-Provence festivals.
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Schola Sanctae Sunnivae Nidarosiensis

Schola Sanctae Sunnivae Nidarosiensis is an international women's choir from Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.
Read more about Schola Sanctae Sunnivae on their own website

Stig Fogh Andersen

Stig Fogh Andersen is one of the most sought after heroic tenors of his generation. Has been singing all the great tenor roles written by Richard Wagner in the main theaters, including The Metropolitan Opera in New York, Chicago Lyric Opera, Paris Opéra-Bastille, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Munich State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the New National Theatre in Tokyo. He also works as a director.
Read more in Stig Fogh Andersen's own website

Petra Bjørkhaug, organist Schola Sunnivae

Dom Cantor in Nidaros Cathedral since 2007, trained music teacher and cantor at the Trøndelag Music Conservatory. She has also taught organ improvisation, liturgical plays and methodology at the Music Institute NTNU. She has appeared on the organ / piano at many concerts, and has since 1983 been the conductor of various choirs, among others Nidarosdomens oratorio choir. Petra Bjørkhaug has also composed music for choirs and organ, and are currently taking a Master in organ improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Tove Nilsson

mezzo-soprano. educated at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. She has sung roles, for example, Malmo Opera House, Confidencen / Ulriksdals Palace Theatre, Vadstena Academy, Gefle Music and Dramatic Arts Regional Theatre Blekinge-Kronoberg. Tove has an extensive freelance activities oratorio and concert singer.
Download Tove Nilssons CV  in English.


Beautiful, vibrant and engaging Nordic folk music. The four singers Åkervinda are proud of their original and contemporary interpretation of traditional folk songs in Scandinavia. Read more about the vocal group Åkervinda on their own website