Singing has been her chosen means of expression ever since her early schooling at Adolf Fredrik´s Music school in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1984, as one of the founding members of the Stockholm based The Real Group, Katarina has contributed to the group with her flexible alto voice and distinctive stage presence as well as with numerous compositions.
Since leaving the group in 2016 her energy is divided between the continuing career as a singer as well as towards developing The Real Group Academy. She has recorded a Duo cd ”High Low Or in Between” together with cellist and composer Svante Henryson released on BIS/Naxos.
As a workshop-leader with models for choirs and vocal ensembles, her experience is as vast as the artistic career.
In 2017 she worked as the vocal coordinator on a Performance art piece called ”The Cleaner” by Marina Abramovic. Katarina has since been exploring the field where ensemble-singing and performance art meet and created artistic works as well as workshop methods for this new format.
Katarina has always been drawn to the jazzy side of music and nourished an interest in improvisation. Since 2013 is part of the A Cappella improvisation group ”Songs of The Moment.”
Katarina is a board member of SAMI (Swedish collecting society representing 35.000 musicians) she is also on the board of Eric Ericson International Choral Centre.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden 1964
Singer, composer, Vocal workshop leader
Graduated diploma education from Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 1989
Studies in piano, cello and voice
Co-founder of Vocalensemble The Real Group 1984
Performed with The Real Group 1984 – 2016 (approx 80 concerts/year worldwide, 20 CDs)
Session studio-singer in Stockholm 1985 -1995
Duo with Cellist Svante Henryson (BIS /CD 2015)
Member of Vocal improv group Songs of The Moment
Vocal coordinator The Cleaner Performance Marina Abramovic/Lynsey Peisinger, Modern Museum Stockholm 2017
Choir Engagement Associate Mile Long Opera, New York 2018
Board member of SAMI Swedish collecting society
Board member of Eric Ericson International Choral Centre
Chairman/person of The Real Group Academy