Stefan Parkman

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Stefan Parkman graduated from the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm and holds a professorship in choral conducting at the Uppsala University. 1989-2002 he was chief conductor of the Danish National Radio Choir, 2002-05 of the Swedish Radio Choir and in 2013 he was appointed chief conductor of the WDR Rundfunkchor, Cologne (D). Since 1983 he has also been conductor of the Academy Chamber Choir of Uppsala (UAK).

As a freelance conductor, Mr. Parkman regularly conducts the BBC Singers in London, the RIAS Kammerchor and Rundfunkchor in Berlin and the Nederlands Kammerkoor in Amsterdam and he appears with numerous symphony orchestras and ensembles in Scandinavia.

In addition to his permanent engagements, Mr. Parkman also frequently teaches at masterclasses in Sweden and abroad. As a singer he often appears as tenor soloist in Baroque oratorios and passions, and in e.g. the ”Passion according to St. John” by J.S. Bach, he successfully combines conducting with singing the part of the Evangelist. In 1997, he was made Knight of the Dannebrog by Queen Margerethe II of Denmark, and in 1998 he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

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