60 Notable alumni of
Royal College of Music, Stockholm

The Royal College of Music, Stockholm is 897th in the world, 307th in Europe, and 7th in Sweden by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 60 notable alumni from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. King Diamond

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    King Diamond
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    singermusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish rock musician and songwriter. As a vocalist, he is known for his powerful and wide-ranging singing voice, in particular his far-reaching falsetto screams. He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for both Mercyful Fate and the eponymous King Diamond. He also plays keyboards and guitars on studio recordings but uses live shows to focus solely on his vocal performance. Diamond is renowned for his dark lyrical content and his story concepts. He is also known for his distinctive shock stage persona (in particular his black and white facepaint). He remains a huge influence on many rock and metal artists, including Metallica, Slayer and Cradle of Filth.

  2. Jussi Björling

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    Jussi Björling
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1911-1960 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    opera singersinger
    Biography

    Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan. He sang the Italian, French and Russian opera repertory with taste.

  3. Peter Jöback

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    Peter Jöback
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    actorsingervoice actor
    Biography

    Peter Arne Jöback is a Swedish singer, actor and musical artist.

  4. Herbert Blomstedt

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    Herbert Blomstedt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 94)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Herbert Blomstedt is a Swedish conductor.

  5. Esbjörn Svensson

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    Esbjörn Svensson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1964-2008 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposerjazz musician
    Biography

    Bror Fredrik "Esbjörn" Svensson was a Swedish jazz pianist and founder of the jazz group Esbjörn Svensson Trio, commonly known as e.s.t.

  6. Sylvia Vrethammar

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    Sylvia Vrethammar
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    singerjazz musician
    Biography

    Eva Sylvia Vrethammar, is a Swedish traditional pop and jazz singer. She is the daughter of Harald Vrethammar, an education official, and Britta Vrethammar, a musical education teacher, specializing in the piano.

  7. Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

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    Wilhelm Peterson-Berger
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1867-1942 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistmusic critic
    Biography

    Olof Wilhelm Peterson-Berger was a Swedish composer and music critic. As a composer, his main musical influences were Grieg, August Söderman and Wagner as well as Swedish folk idiom.

  8. Pernilla Andersson

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    Pernilla Andersson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singersongwritermusicianrecord producer
    Biography

    Pernilla Maria Theresa Andersson Dregen is a Swedish songwriter and singer. She is the singing coach for the TV-program True Talent.

  9. Peter Mattei

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    Peter Mattei
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Peter Mattei is a Swedish operatic baritone, particularly known for his performances in Mozart's baritone roles.

  10. Kurt Atterberg

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    Kurt Atterberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1887-1974 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    classical composerchoreographerengineerconductoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Kurt Magnus Atterberg was a Swedish composer and engineer. He is best known for his symphonies, operas, and ballets.

  11. Lars-Erik Larsson

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    Lars-Erik Larsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1908-1986 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusicologistuniversity teachermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Lars-Erik Larsson was a Swedish composer.

  12. Eric Ericson

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    Eric Ericson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1918-2013 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    conductorchoir directormusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eric Gustaf Ericson was a Swedish choral conductor and influential choral teacher.

  13. Sofia Karlsson

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    Sofia Karlsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Sofia Karlsson is a Swedish folk singer.

  14. Christian Lindberg

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    Christian Lindberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposermusiciantrombonist
    Biography

    Christian Lindberg is a Swedish trombonist, conductor and composer,

  15. Staffan Scheja

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    Staffan Scheja
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Bo Staffan Scheja is a Swedish pianist and professor. Scheja started studying piano at the age of nine and made his concert debut at the age of 14 with the Sveriges Radios symfoniorkester. He also performed with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm 1964–1969 and 1969–1972 at the Juilliard School in New York with pianists Rosina Lhévinne, Ilona Kabos and Ania Dorfmann. In 1975, he was the awardee at the international Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano. For a number of years he lived in the US and performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall and at several head of state visits by Swedish dignitaries to the US.

  16. Rigmor Gustafsson

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    Rigmor Gustafsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Rigmor Elisabeth Gustafsson is a Swedish jazz singer.

  17. Elisabeth Söderström

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    Elisabeth Söderström
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1927-2009 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Anna Elisabeth Söderström was a Swedish soprano who performed both opera and song, and was known as a leading interpreter of the works of Janáček, Rachmaninov and Sibelius. She was particularly well known for her recordings of the lead soprano roles in the three Janáček operas Jenůfa, Káťa Kabanová, and The Makropoulos Affair, all of which received Gramophone Awards. The Gramophone critic John Warrack described her portrayal of Káťa Kabanová as "establishing by an infinity of subtle touches and discreet, sensitive singing the picture of Káta as the richest and most human character in the drama."

  18. Kerstin Meyer

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    Kerstin Meyer
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1928-2020 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Kerstin Margareta Meyer, CBE was a Swedish mezzo-soprano who enjoyed an international career in opera and concert. A long-time member of the Royal Swedish Opera and Hamburg State Opera, she appeared regularly at the Royal Opera House in London and international opera houses and festivals, including in world premieres such as Alexander Goehr's Arden Must Die and György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre.

  19. Kristin Amparo

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    Kristin Amparo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Kristin Viktoria Amparo Sundberg is a Swedish singer. She attended Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. She participated in season 1 of the Swedish X Factor in 2012, which was broadcast on TV4, where she made it to the judge's houses stage before being eliminated. Amparo participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song "I See You" in the third semi-final. She made it to the "Second Chance" round but failed to make it to the Melodifestivalen final.

  20. Monica Dominique

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    Monica Dominique
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    actorcomposerjazz musicianpianistconductor
    Biography

    Monica Dominique is a Swedish pianist, composer, and actress.

  21. Anders Eljas

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    Anders Eljas
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    pianistmusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Anders Erik Gillis Eljas is a Swedish musician, orchestrator and conductor.

  22. Elfrida Andrée

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    Elfrida Andrée
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1841-1929 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
    Studied in 1860
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerorganistfeminist
    Biography

    Elfrida Andrée, was a Swedish organist, composer, and conductor. A 1996 recording on the Caprice label features Andrée's piano quintet, along with a piano sonata, the string quartet in D minor, and vocal music.

  23. Dag Wirén

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    Dag Wirén
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1905-1986 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic critic
    Biography

    Dag Ivar Wirén was a Swedish composer.

  24. Rasmus Fleischer

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    Rasmus Fleischer
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    journalistbloggerhistorian
    Biography

    Rasmus Fleischer is a Swedish historian, essayist and musician. He earned his Ph.D. in history in 2012 with a dissertation that was also published as a book of 640 pages: "The political economy of music: Legislation, sound media and the defence of live music, 1925–2000".

  25. Hilding Rosenberg

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    Hilding Rosenberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1892-1985 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    organistcomposerconductorpianistmusicologist
    Biography

    Hilding Constantin Rosenberg was a Swedish composer and conductor. He is commonly regarded as the first Swedish modernist composer, and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century classical music in Sweden.

  26. Erland von Koch

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    Erland von Koch
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1910-2009 (aged 99)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
    Studied in 1931-1935
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerchoreographermusicologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sigurd Christian Jag Erland Vogt von Koch was a Swedish composer. He wrote symphonies, ballets, an opera, and other compositions, including music for film.

  27. Tor Aulin

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    Tor Aulin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1866-1914 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    violinistconductorcomposerconcertmaster
    Biography

    Tor Aulin was a Swedish violinist, conductor and composer.

  28. Peter Dijkstra

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    Peter Dijkstra
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Peter Dijkstra is a Dutch conductor, especially of choirs and vocal ensembles.

  29. Otto Olsson

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    Otto Olsson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1879-1964 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    composermusicologistorganist
    Biography

    Otto Olsson was a Swedish organist and classical music composer.

  30. Oskar Lindberg

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    Oskar Lindberg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1887-1955 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerorganistmusic teacher
    Biography

    Oskar Fredrik Lindberg was a Swedish composer, church musician, teacher and professor. In 1939 he edited the Church of Sweden's hymnbook. His 1912 Requiem was of particular importance to the history of Swedish liturgical works.

  31. Gunnar de Frumerie

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    Gunnar de Frumerie
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1908-1987 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Per Gunnar Fredrik de Frumerie was a Swedish composer and pianist. He was the son of architect Gustaf de Frumerie and Maria Helleday.

  32. Sofi Jeannin

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    Sofi Jeannin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singerchoir director
    Biography

    Sofi Jeannin is a Swedish choral conductor and mezzo-soprano.

  33. Amanda Röntgen-Maier

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    Amanda Röntgen-Maier
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1853-1894 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    composerviolinist
    Biography

    Amanda Röntgen-Maier was a Swedish violinist and composer. She was the first female graduate in music direction from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 1872.

  34. Adolf Wiklund

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    Adolf Wiklund
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1879-1950 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpianistorganist
    Biography

    Adolf Wiklund was a Swedish composer and conductor. His father was an organist. After graduating from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm as an organist and music teacher, Wiklund was awarded scholarships to study piano in Sweden and then in Paris. His debut as a piano soloist came in 1902 playing his own Konsertstycke in C major, Op 1.

  35. August Söderman

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    August Söderman
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1832-1876 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposeroboist
    Biography

    (Johan) August Söderman (17 July 1832 in Stockholm – 10 February 1876 in Stockholm) has traditionally been seen as the pre-eminent Swedish composer of the Romantic generation, known especially for his lieder and choral works, based on folk material, and for his theatre music, such as the incidental music to Ludvig Josephson's Marsk Stigs döttrar ("Marshal Stig's Daughter"), 1866, or his Svenskt festspel ("Swedish Festival Music").

  36. Valborg Aulin

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    Valborg Aulin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1860-1928 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Laura Valborg Aulin was a Swedish pianist and composer. Two works by Aulin, String Quartet E Minor, Op. 17 and String Quartet F Minor are the most important Swedish music compositions in that genre from the 1880s.

  37. Emil Sjögren

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    Emil Sjögren
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1853-1918 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
    Studied in 1869-1874
    Occupations
    composerpianistorganist
    Biography

    Johan Gustav Emil Sjögren was a Swedish composer.

  38. Anna-Lisa Björling

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    Anna-Lisa Björling
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1910-2006 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    actorsingeropera singer
    Biography

    Anna-Lisa Björling was a Swedish opera singer and actress. She was married to tenor Jussi Björling, from 1935 until his death in 1960.

  39. Eugene Tzigane

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    Eugene Tzigane
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Eugene Tzigane is a symphonic and operatic conductor. He served as Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Germany, until April 2014.

  40. John Forsell

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    John Forsell
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1868-1941 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    opera singermusic pedagogueopera directormilitary personnel
    Biography

    Carl Johan Jacob Forsell, known as John Forsell, was a prominent Swedish baritone, opera administrator and teacher of voice. He was the leading baritone of the Royal Swedish Opera (RSO) from 1896–1918, and thereafter sang roles periodically with the company until his last stage performance in 1938. From 1923-1939 he served as the director of the RSO. He also sang leading roles as a guest artist with opera companies internationally, drawing particular acclaim for his portrayal of the title character in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni.

  41. Mai Agan

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    Mai Agan
    Born in
    Estonia Flag Estonia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Mai Leisz is an Estonian bass player and composer.

  42. Gustaf Nordqvist

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    Gustaf Nordqvist
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1886-1949 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
    Studied in 1901-1910
    Occupations
    composerchurch musicianorganist
    Biography

    Gustaf Nordqvist was a Swedish composer, church musician and professor. He was organist in Adolf Fredrik church from 1914 and a teacher of harmony at the Royal Conservatory of Music from 1924. As a composer he is best known for his many solo songs, including ‘Till havs’ and Christmas song Jul, jul, strålande jul. In later years, his works drifted increasingly towards the sacred. Gustaf Nordqvist was voted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1932.

  43. Natanael Berg

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    Natanael Berg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1879-1957 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composerchoreographerveterinarianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Carl Natanael Rexroth-Berg was a Swedish composer.

  44. Veronika Portsmuth

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    Veronika Portsmuth
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    conductorchoir directorsinger
    Biography

    Veronika Portsmuth is an Estonian conductor and singer.

  45. Ruben Liljefors

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    Ruben Liljefors
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1871-1936 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    composerconductormusic teachermusician
    Biography

    Ruben Mattias Liljefors was a Swedish composer and conductor, brother of the artist Bruno Liljefors.

  46. Helena Munktell

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    Helena Munktell
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1852-1919 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguepianist
    Biography

    Helena Mathilda Munktell was a Swedish composer.

  47. Patrik Ringborg

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    Patrik Ringborg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Patrik Ringborg is a Swedish conductor, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

  48. Anton Jörgen Andersen

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    Anton Jörgen Andersen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1845-1926 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    composercellist
    Biography

    Anton Jørgen Andersen was a Norwegian composer and cellist.

  49. Ellen Gulbranson

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    Ellen Gulbranson
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1863-1947 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    singeropera singermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Ellen Gulbranson was a Swedish operatic soprano with a strong, dramatic voice best suited to the works of Richard Wagner. She was a leading figure among the second generation of Bayreuth singers and her voice is preserved on a few acoustic recordings that she made for Edison Records and Pathé Records during the early part of the 20th century. In 1911, she was awarded The King's Medal of Merit by Sweden's monarch.

  50. Nils Grevillius

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    Nils Grevillius
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1893-1970 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    conductorarchitectviolinist
    Biography

    Nils Grevillius was a Swedish conductor and violinist.

  51. Fredrik Ljungkvist

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    Fredrik Ljungkvist
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    saxophonistcomposerjazz musician
    Biography

    Håkan Fredrik Ljungkvist, is a Swedish jazz musician (saxophone and clarinet), the son of saxophonist Håkan Ljungkvist and married to the jazz singer Lina Nyberg.

  52. Carl Unander-Scharin

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    Carl Unander-Scharin
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    opera singercomposer
    Biography

    Carl Unander-Scharin is a Swedish opera singer, composer and professor,

  53. Gustaf Hägg

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    Gustaf Hägg
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1867-1925 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    organistcomposermusician
    Biography

    Gustaf Wilhelm Petersson Hägg was a Swedish organist and composer.

  54. Ákos Rózmann

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    Ákos Rózmann
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1939-2005 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    organistcomposer
    Biography

    Ákos Rózmann was a Hungarian-Swedish composer and organist.

  55. Viking Dahl

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    Viking Dahl
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1895-1945 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    composerwritermusicianorganistpainter
    Biography

    Viking Dahl was a Swedish composer, active also as a painter and an author.

  56. Selma Ek

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    Selma Ek
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1856-1941 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
    Biography

    Selma Ek was a Swedish operatic soprano who had an active international career from the 1870s through the 1890s. Like Lilli Lehmann and Lillian Nordica, she was one of those universally talented singers of the late 19th century who was able to master roles from the coloratura, lyric, and dramatic soprano repertoires. The leading Swedish soprano of her day, she was particularly admired for her portrayals of Mozart, Wagner, and Verdi heroines.

  57. Ellen Nisbeth

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    Ellen Nisbeth
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    musicianviolist
    Biography

    Ellen Nisbeth is a Swedish violist. She performed on Britta Byström’s CD, “Invisible Cities” and on Ensemble Ernst’s CD, “...BUT...” As part of the European Concert Hall Organisation's "Rising Star" program, Nisbeth performed "Tales Of Lost Times" for solo viola by Katarina Leyman and other works by Kaija Saariaho at Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in January 2018.

  58. Leonard Labatt

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    Leonard Labatt
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1838-1897 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    opera singersingermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Leonard Labatt was a Swedish dramatic tenor.

  59. Dina Edling

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    Dina Edling
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1854-1935 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in the Royal College of Music, Stockholm
    Studied in 1872-1876
    Occupations
    singeropera singeractorvoice teacher
    Biography

    Dina Edling, née Niehoff (14 November 1854 – 9 January 1935) was a Swedish opera singer (mezzo-soprano), singing teacher, and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

  60. Anders Lundegård

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    Anders Lundegård
    Occupations
    saxophonist
    Biography

    Anders Olof Lundegård is a Swedish classical saxophonist. Lundegård is best known for his cello-like tone and intense performance style.