Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice. For more than ten years he was the music director and conductor of “Carmen”, one of the most prominent women's vocal ensembles in Sweden. Working with this choir gave Jansson the impetus to write many of his early compositions for female choir. “The knowledge that what I wrote at night would be tested the next evening was a driving force that not so many other composers were lucky to have”.
He currently teaches choral conducting and music theory as well as giving vocal tuition at the Bolandgymnasiet and Musikskolan in his home town of Uppsala.
Jansson has established himself as a composer of sacred choral works. Since 2014 many of his compositions have been published by Bärenreiter and have been well-received within the international choral scene.
WORKSHOP: The International “Europa Cantat” festival held from July 27 to August 5, 2018 in the Estonian capital Tallinn will include a reading session with Mårten Jansson. The Swedish composer will present his own works on August 1, from noon until 1pm at the university (Narva mnt 25). For further information, visit Europa Cantat
WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS' CHOIR: „Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue“ with Mårten Jansson: 17.–26.8.2018 at 12. Internationale Jugendkammerchor-Begegnung Usedom (Western Pomermania) – More information