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Linköping gets a new director of music

Linköping gets a new director of music

Jacob Grubstrom He became the third director of music at Linköping University. There have been two predecessors Hans Lundgren And Christina HornellHe became the CEO of the Malmö Opera.

The Director Musicus (Latin for ‘musical director’, ‘conductor’) is responsible for musical activities at the university (music at LiU).

Jakob Grubström (b. 1986) is a trained classical guitarist KMH and has performed as a chamber musician in ensembles in Europe. Studied in and holds a teaching degree Music Academy in Piteå He also earned a master’s degree in music conducting Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama In Cardiff.

Jakob has worked with many singers and bands in Great Britain and Sweden – for example East of England Singers, Nottingham Festival Chorus, Eric Westberg’s vocal group, St. Jacob’s Choir. He started in 2016 Condor’s Amity is a vocal ensemble Has toured and made radio recordings in Great Britain, Bulgaria and Sweden.

A few years ago he toured Sweden Cantores AmicitiaeIt consisted of 8-12 choirs, working in some of the best cathedral choirs in the UK such as Gloucester, Chichester, Hereford and Llandaff Cathedral.

Four university groups

Musical activities are part of the academic tradition at Linköping University. Music at LiU plays an important role in Ostrogothic cultural life, where orchestras and choirs have many important collaborations regionally, nationally and internationally with their four ensembles: Östgöta Chamber Choir, Student Choirs of Linköping, Linnea, an educational women’s choir and the 30th anniversary celebration Linköping Academic Orchestra.