Jenny Högström
Jenny Högström (Photo: Tor Søreide)
Jenny Högström

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Jenny Högström

SOPRANO

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he Swedish soprano was born in Luleå in the north of Sweden. She began her musical education at the Music Academy in Piteå, Sweden (2010).

 

Jenny then completed a master's degree with distinction in Historical Performance Practice in the singing class of Prof. Ulrich Messthaler at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel (2012). She also successfully completed a Master's degree in voice pedagogy (2014). Further inspirations during her studies came from master classes with Margret Honig, Alessandro de Marchi, Andreas Scholl, Birgitta Svendén and Barbro Marklund.

 

The now Swiss based soprano 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 the romantic song repertoire is therefore very close to her heart. 

 

Her international concert activities have enabled her to work with ensembles such as La Cetra Barockorchester (Basel), Collegium 1704 (Prague), Gli Angeli Geneve 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 Jenny to various music festivals such as Händel-Festspiele Halle, Festtage Alte Musik in Basel, Berliner Tage der Alte Musik, Vancouver Bach Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele and Trigonale Festival. 

 

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