Karin Ahnlund studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm She was a member of Zetterqvist-Gotland Quartet for fifteen years. Karin has performed as a soloist with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Musica Vitae. She is employed as section leader in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera and teaches at the Södra Latin High School.
Roberta Alexander is US-American but lives in The Netherlands. She has developed in the more dramatic repertoire and enjoys international fame. She has sung on most opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Covent Garden and the Opera Houses of Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Zürich, Amsterdam and Venice. Next to her opera activities, Roberta Alexander is also a much-loved concert singer and a most communicative recital singer.
Alena Baeva is working regularly as a soloist with orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Radio Orchestra. Alena has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Paavo Berglund, Sakari Oramo and Pablo Heras-Casado.
Tamara Beliaeva-Bohlin was born in Russia. During her student years in St. Petersburg, she played with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchestra, the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and won an international string competition in Pretoria in 1992. The same year Tamara became section leader in the Camerata St. Petersburg. Tamara has worked in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera since 1997.
After studies in Malmö and Stockholm followed some years as a freelance musician in Stockholm and employment in Falun with Falu Wind Quintet, for Per Billman. In 1991 he was hired as the first clarinetist in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera.
Olga Borodina is the Grammy-award winning star of the Mariinsky Theatre, regularly appearing at major opera houses and with great orchestras around the world. As a winner of the Rosa Ponselle, Borodina made her highly acclaimed European debut at London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden sharing the stage with Plácido Domingo in Samson et Dalila – a performance that launched her international solo career as one of the most sought after mezzos for her repertoire.
Malin Broman is the concertmaster of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2008. In that role, she has also appeared in the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and others. Malin has performed as a soloist with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, Andrew Manze and Daniel Harding. Malin Broman is also artistic director of Musica Vitae.
Love Derwinger is since his debut with Liszt’s second Pianoconcerto at the age of 16 Derwinger regarded as a unique talent and one of Sweden’s foremost pianists. He has toured in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, the Middle East and South America and participated in several prestigious festivals all over the world.
Katija Dragojevic performs regularly on the world’s foremost stages. Last season she sang Carmen and Cosí fan tutte at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and Dorabella at the La Scala under Barenboim and at Theater an der Wien under Harnoncourt. She is also a sought after concert singer.
Leila Forstén was born in Finland. She took violin diploma at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera as concertmaster in 1986.
June Gustafsson studied at the Royal College of Music with soloist diploma. Then, along with other members of Zetterqvist Quartet, she studied at the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest. She also studied in London. She has been an employee at the Region Music on Gotland, Folkoperan and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera from 1991.
Ann Hallenberg regularly appears in opera houses all over Europe. Her operatic repertoire includes a large number of roles by Rossini, Mozart, Gluck, Massenet, Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi. Equally at home on the concert platform she frequently appears in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and North America.
Stina Hedin has worked as a freelance costume designer and stylist in fashion, advertising, film, television and theater. She has worked with film with Roy Andersson and Lars Nilsson among others and with opera in Vadstena and at the University College of Opera. Stina Hedn has also designed the costumes for several theater performances include the show What is money? directed by Ellen Lamm.
Hannah Holgersson has established herself as one of Sweden’s most versatile singers, with a repertoire that extends from baroque music by way of opera to the most recent avant-garde music. Hannah studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, receiving diplomas in voice performance and pedagogy.
Bonita Hyman is an american artist who is living in Germany. Career highlights have included performances at Tiatin in Tania León's Scourge of Hyacinths, Maria in Porgy and Bess, Bégonia in Henze’s Der junge Lord and Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at opera houses all over Europe and America. Concert highlights have included Serena in Porgy and Bess, Mahler´s Rückert Lieder, Handel’s Messiah and the Verdi Requiem.