Biography

Jenny Högström was born in Luleå, Sweden where she started playing the clarinet at the age of 9 and later the piano. Voice studies began at 16 with the soprano Gunilla Niska. She completed her Bachelor in Music at the College of Music in Piteå, Sweden, and went on to pursue advanced studies at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel where she earned a Master of Arts in Historical Performance with honors and in 2014 completed a Master in Music Pedagogy. She has participated in vocal Master Classes with Andreas Scholl, Margreet Honig, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrew Laurence- King, Anthony Rooley, Birgitta Svendén and Barbro Marklund to name a few.
 
Jenny Högström appears regularly as a soloist in concert, oratorio, song recital and chamber music programmes with baroque ensembles that include La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Il Profondo, Ensemble Musikalischer Garten, Alia Mens and Ensemble Odyssee. She is a member of various professional vocal groups including La Cetra Vokalensemble, the Zürcher Sing- Akademie, Origen Ensemble Vocal and English Voices. Jenny has worked with such renowned conductors as Andrea Marcon, Hervé Niquet, René Jacobs and Michael Form.
 
Highlights of her solo engagements include Theater Basel’s productions of Charpentier’s Medée and in the role of Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans. She has given recitals at the Konzerthaus Berlin during the Berliner Tage für Alte Musik, at the festival Jeunes Talents in Paris and as “Singer in Residence” at the Festival Trigonale in Austria. As a soloist she has been heard in Monteverdi’s Marienvesper at King’s College Chapel in its Summer Music Festival, in Händel’s Messiah and as Vagaus in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans both in Basel.

 

Discography

Parnasso in festa

Andrea Marcon

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