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Sund, Robert

Robert Sund sings, plays, arranges, composes, and conducts. His multi-faceted gift has given him a prominent position both on the Swedish and the international scene.

He was for many years artistic director and conductor of the mixed choir Allmänna Sången and the male choir Orphei Drängar (OD), and he founded and was the leader of both the women`s choir La Cappella and the youth choir Uppsala Musikskolas Kammarkör. Since 2004 he has also directed the Robert Sund Chamber Choir. As singer he has been a member of the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and the legendary Kvintetten Olsson.

For seventeen years, he has been teaching conducting and ensemble leadership at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. He is in great demand to lead courses for both choral singes and conductors in Scandinavia, Europe, the USA, South America, Africa, and Asia. He has been a guest conductor all over the world, from the Radio Choirs in Vienna and Stockholm to the Coro Nacional in Cuba. He has also conducted the WYC 1994 and 1997. He has been workshop leader at several World Symposia and he is a guest lecturer and a diligent jury member at choral competitions and festivals worldwide.

In 2003, Robert Sund was awarded an honorary stipend from the Municipality of Uppsala and also the Peter Cornelius Plaque in Mainz. In 2004 he received the Kings Medal of the 8:th Magnitude with a brigth blue ribbon for valuable service as director of Orphei Drängar. In 2008, he was awarded the Gustaf Adolf Medal in gold from Uppsala University for his important achievements as a choir leader, music creator and developer of choir traditions by the University of Uppsala. In 1993, Robert Sund was named Conductor of the Year by the Föreningen Sveriges Körledare (Association of Swedish Choir masters).