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Jenny Högström

Jenny Högström | SWE | *1986
Schweizer Vokalconsort | Sopran

The soprano Jenny Högström was born in Luleå, Sweden. As a child, she took clarinet and piano lessons. At age 16, she started studying singing with the soprano Gunilla Niska and later with Synnöve Dellquist at the Collage of Music in Piteå, Sweden. In the spring of 2012, she graduated with distinction from Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel with a Master of Arts in Historical Perfomance with Ulrich Messthaler, and in 2014 she completed a Master in Music Pedagogy. During her studies she took masterclasses in singing and chamber music with Andreas Scholl, Margreet Honig, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrew Laurence-King, Anthony Rooley, Birgitta Svendén and Barbro Marklund among others.

Now based in Switzerland, Jenny Högström has an extensive repertoire ranging from renaissance to classical and contemporary music. She performs mainly as a specialist for baroque music. Her interest and great enthusiasm for chamber music are of great benefit to her and therefore, the romantic song repertoire is very close to her heart.

Her international concert activities have allowed her to work with ensembles such as La Cetra Barockorchester (Basel), Collegium 1704 (Prague), Gli Angeli Genève and Ensemble Odyssee (Amsterdam) as well as the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver).

In addition to her solo activities, she works with professional vocal ensembles. These include Zurich Sing-Akademie and the La Cetra Vocal Ensemble. Engagements as a soloist have taken her to various music festivals such as Händel-Festspiele Halle, Festtage Alte Musik in Basel, Berliner Tage der Alten Musik, Vancouver Bach Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele and Trigonale Festival.

Jenny Högström can be heard on several CDs: solo cantatas by Neapolitan composer Gaetano Veneziano on Christmas in Napels (Pan Classics, 2014), with the Ensemble Odyssee conducted by Andrea Friggi on In Officio Defunctorum (Pan Classics, 2015), and in the role of Calliope in Parnasso in festa by Händel with La Cetra Barockorchester conducted by Andrea Marcon (Pentatone, 2017).

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