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Lecturers

Mette Borg
Dramaturg, director, Mag. Art.

EDUCATOR/LECTURER

Mette Borg is a qualified dramaturgist and theatre historian, and for 30 years she has taught at Statens Scenkunstskole in Copenhagen and inspired some of the greatest actors in the country.

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She has taught opera history and analysis for many years at the Opera Academy. She is active as a director and recently she had great success staging a play about Clara and Robert Schumann, written by the Danish composer Karl Aage Rasmussen. Besides teaching and consulting she she is a consultant for many singers and actors who look for her assistance in understanding their parts and the play. She lectures and writes articles in theatre programmes, magazines and books. She has given out the book “Herman Bang – view and method in theatre. Since the start of the NSF in 2014 she has inspired many, both participants and auditors, with her magic lectures.

Gunnar Gudbjörnsson
tenor, music researcher

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Gudbjörnssons career has also taken him to some of the Worlds other leading Operahouses in Europe, a.o. Munic Opera, Bas​tille in Paris, Opera de Toulouse, La Monnay in Brussels, Welsh National Opera, Madrid Opera, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and the Vienna State Opera.
He has sung recitals in the Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden  and concerts in the Royal Albert Hall(Proms ’95), Salle Pleyel, Philharmonie in Berlin and Munic and Konzerthaus in Hamburg, Alte Oper in Frankfurt and with renowned orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic in London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to mention some.
 His range of recordings consists of lieder and songs, but also oratoria and opera. He sang with Daniel Barenboim a recording of the role Walther in Tannhäuser in 2000 for Teldec and has as well recorded for Decca, Philips and other labels.
In 2007 Gudbjörnsson changed to the german heavier Fach, now singing roles li​ke Max in Freischuetz, Stolzing  Meistersinger, Herodes in Salome and Siegfried and has in recent years concentrated on concert repertoire. In March 2020 Gudbjörnsson returned to opera singing the role of the doctor in Helgi R. Ingavarsson´s Music and the Brain in Salurinn in Iceland. Other recent appearances include the Missa Solemnis in Germany and concerts in Iceland.

Gunilla Flinck
Pianist och Radio-jounalist på P2

After studies in Paris, Rome, Copenhagen and Vienna, and after 5 years as a repeater and opera stage manager at Stora Teatern in Göteborg, a tour with Riksteatern, Gunilla Flinck took up the position as teacher of musical rehearse at Scenskolan in Göteborg (now The High School of Scene and Music) from 1964 to 1980.

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For several years she gave courses at the University of Caracas, cooperated with the song pedagogue Hanna Ludwig at the international summer academy in Vadstena and was a rehearser at Tito Gobbi´s summer courses in Florence in 1979-1980.
From 1967 to 1970 she was a pianist in the Schill trio, with Olle Schill. Clarinet and Frans Helmerson, cello.
Together with singers she has given concerts in Sweden, Austria, Holland, on the Faroe Islands and in Germany. She has appeared on TV and radio.
From 1980 to 1996 she was a music producer at the Swedish Radio Göteborg, responsible for all artistic music from the western district: orchestra, chamber music, solo song, choir recordings, organ, music drama , music news, interviews and programmes about music, and when night radio P2 started, she was a regular night host for more than three years. She gave live reports from the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra´s tour of the USA, Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, Hongkong and Japan, Tallinn. St. Petersburg Tblisi, Moscow. Vienna etc.
From 1969 Guilla Flinck is President of the chamber music society “Lilla Parnassen” in Göteborg. In recent years she has performed with Göran Holmstrand, former solo Cello artist in the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra.

Maria Hansson
sångare och skapare av föreställningen

Maria Hansson är utbildad i klassisk sång och dirigering på Musikhögskolan Ingesund, där blev hon legitimerad musiklärare och undervisar för närvarande deltid på Estetiskt gymnasieprogram.

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Hon har även studerat dans och musikteater på Västanå Teater, Karlstad universitet och Geijerskolan. Som artist har hon bl.a turnerat via Musik i syd och Speldags i Göteborg. Hon ingår i koreograf Takuya Fujisawas kompani CRAFT som sångare, kompositör och dansare som just nu är aktuella med en turné i norden, tidigare i somras var de i Reykjavik och härnäst spelar de i Olso, Göteborg och Stockholm. 

Maria utvecklade Konceptet “naturopera” under sin tid som artist in residence på OBRAS foundations i Portugal 2019. Inom konceptet skapade hon föreställningen Mask&Man som sedan premiären i Portugal även spelats i Sverige, i Kulturtemplet, och på Fringe festivaler- Göteborg, och streamat till Hollywood Fringe.