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Barbro Marklund Tel. private: +47 22 11 50 10
Egebergslottet Mobile:+47 90 06 53 43
Akersveien 24 F Tel. work:+47 23 36 70 95
NO-0177 Oslo www. barbromarklund.no
Sångpedagog - professor - hedersprofessor - mezzosopran
Barbro Marklund works since many years as a Professor of Singing at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway, and teaches regularly opera singers at Klaipeda Opera Theatre in Lithuania. She has during many years also taught singing at the Opera Academies in Oslo and in Stockholm.
Singers travel from many parts of the world to work with her, f.ex. Azerbadjan, Belgium, Bella Russia, Canada, China, Croatia, Dubai, Estonia, Great Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Island, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, etc.
In December 2006 Marklund was appointed Honorary Professor by the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Latvia.
From 2007 she was employed three years as a teacher of singing at the Latvian National Opera for some of their most famous soloists, for example Kristine Opolais, Liene Kinca, and Sonora Vaice.
After music studies between 1970-1978 and three academic exams from Piteå and Stockholm, Marklund has studied singing and interpretation with following teachers:
- Erik Saedén, Stockholm,
- Geoffrey Parsons, Vera Rosza, Paul Hamburger, London,
- Gérhard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin, Paris,
- Oren Brown, Lorraine Nubar, USA.
She was much sought-after as a concert singer during 45 years, and has performed in TV and radio in several countries, won prizes and awards and recorded CDs. She is frequently a jury-member, examiner, lecturer, chairman of competitions, guest-teacher, author, and she leads about ten masterclasses per year in different countries.
Marklund has had engagements in countries like Albania, Australia, Austria, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Gran Canaria, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mallorca, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and South Africa.
Her repertoire consists of songs for recitals, Lieder, chamber music, song cycles and other pieces for orchestra, oratorios, masses, requiem, opera-arias, religious songs, ensemble repertoire and world premières of contemporary music. She has specialized on repertoire from a wide area and in many different languages, and considered as an expert adviser in various associations.
Marklund has been engaged as a soloist with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Estonia Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra, Umeå Sinfonietta, Estonian Baroque Strings, Stora Teaterns Orkester (Gothenburg), North Kalotte Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Youth Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Symphony Orchestra, Norrbotten Chamber Orchestra, Barrat Due Baroque Strings, Ensemble BIT20, and many other chamber orchestras, ensembles, Music Associations and Regional musicians.
Conductors she has got engagements with are for example:
Neeme Järvi, Nicholas Cleobury, Peeter Lilje, András Mihály, Richard Cooke, Mika Eichenholz, Simon Streatfield, Robin Page, Kurt Lewin, Cecilia Rydinger-Alin, Vladimir Matej, Rolf Ericzon, Tomas Rimul, Ole Kristian Ruud, Viesturs Gailis, and many more.
Marklund has performed with very many pianists, mentioning here a few:
Dalton Baldwin, Matti Hirvonen, Sigmund Hjelset, Ivar Anton Waagaard, Patrik Johansson, Thommy Gafvelin, Bjørn WW Jørgensen, Björn Ejdemo, Ulla-Britt Sandlund.
Marklund has for many years been an International Co-ordinator for the Norwegian Voice Teachers Association (NSPF) and the Scandinavian Co-ordinator for the Latvian Association for Voice Teachers (LATS). She has worked as a Vocal Consultant, Vocal Teacher and Casting Director for some Scandinavian Opera projects and as a Project leader and Producer for concert-series and concerts with female composers, f.ex.12 years at the National Library in Oslo.
Between 1990 - 1993 Marklund was a Managing Director for Piteå Music Festival and a Director for Piteå International Summer Academies.
2000 - 2005 she was a board member of Oslo International Church Music Festival.
2002 - 2004 she was the Vice President and International Co-ordinator of European Voice Teachers Association, EVTA, and the Eurovox Congress was realized in Oslo 2003.
More than 150 of her students have been awarded in 60 prestigious competitions in different countries, for example:
Hans Gabor Belwedere Song Competition, Wagner Voices of Bayreuth, Cardiff Singers of the World, "Laurèats HSBC" in Acadèmie Europèenne de musique d’ Aix-en-Provence, Jenny Lind-stipendiet, Queen Sonja International Music Competition, Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, Yamaha Prize, Classic Festival Ruhr European Contest, “Best Contestant” in Grieg Prize, Christina Nilsson stipendiet, RWE-DEAs Culture Prize for Germany, NINA Solo Competition, Pentti Koskimies Competition, Spezialpreis Theater-Academie Wien, INTROklassisk, Svenska Richard Wagnerstiftelsens stipendium, "Best Contestant” in Concours Musica Antiqua, Ingrid Bjoner Prize, Sine Butenschön kulturstipend, De Unges Lindemanpris, Ungdommens Sangmesterskap, Ruud-Wallenberg Prize, Malmö Vocal Competition, Musikaliska Akademiens Stipendium, Musikaliska Akademiens Barockstipendium, NINA Solo Competition, Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition, Prince Eugenes Kulturpris etc.
Two of her singers have received the very prestigious Statoil Talentstipend of 1.000.000 NOK, approx. 130.000 Euro, Silvia Moi, 2007, and Mari Eriksmoen, 2011. They are the only singers that ever have been awarded this prize.
In the autumn 2015 Marklund started her comprehensive project writing four graded repertoire books, called “Arias for young singers”, for soprano, mezzo/alto, tenor and baritone/bass. The soprano anthology was with great success released in August 2017 at the ICVT-congress in Stockholm, and the mezzo/alto book will follow during later autumn of 2018.
Marklund´s engagements and master classes/teaching have during the last years mostly taken place in Norway, Sweden (Stockholm), Holland (Den Haag), Germany (Karlsruhe), Lithuania (Vilnius Academy, Klaipeda Opera Theatre and Birstonas Summer Academy), Georgia (Tbilisi) and Austria (Vienna).