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Fred Sjöberg

Fred Sjöberg, born 1953, studied vocal and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and Örebro.  Among others, he has studied with Prof. Solvieg Grippe, Prof. Eric Ericson and Prof. Helmuth Rilling. He often works as choral/orchestral conductor, lecturer, workshop leader, innovator, administrator or tenor soloist and was a member of the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir for many years. He works in many various music styles and is often asked worldwide to work in the field of pop and jazz.

 

Fred Sjöberg was part of the executive committee for the 2nd World Symposium on Choral Music 1990 in Stockholm arranged by the International Federation of Choral Music and has from that time been working regularly on the international choral scene as a guest conductor, lecturer, judge or as an administrator. His international experience gives him a global view of choral trends, repertoire, techniques and network.

He was the first conductor to conduct the three major international youth choirs: World Youth Choir, World Chamber Choir and European Youth Choir; touring through many of the European countries and making CD recordings with the ensembles. From 2008-2011 he was the principal conductor of the French National Youth Choir. In 2012 he was the principal conductor of the first edition of Japan National Youth Choir. He has been the principal conductor for Örebro Chamber Choir since 1983.

From 1980-1995 Mr. Sjöberg was a choral consultant for the county of Örebro. During the years 1995-1997 he was the Artistic Director for the international festival for the Scandinavian Bach Academy and from 1997-2004 he was the Music Director and conductor of the project “Tones for Millions” which included concerts all over Sweden with a highlight at the Globe Arena in Stockholm with a mass choir with over 4000 singers, competitions, National TV-programs etc. During 2000-2004 he was also the Music Director of the Swedish Choral Centre at the Swedish Concert Institute.

In 2005-2006 he was the Artistic Director for Lund International Choral Festival. Since 2008 he has been the Music Director for SWICCO Swedish International Choral Center in Örebro, Sweden. Since 2011 he has also been the principal conductor of the biggest outdoor Christmas Concert broadcasted on National –TV in Sweden. Since 2015 he is General Artistic Director at Interkultur, Germany. From the same year he has also been a Guest Professor in Choral Conducting at Ionian University, Greece.

He is able to inspire a broad constituency of artists, business leaders and scholars.