Peder Karlsson studied classical composition, arranging and guitar at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, and graduated in 1989 with a post-graduate Diploma in vocal group performance. He was member of the Swedish a cappella group The Real Group between 1984-2010, and has made over 2000 concerts all over the world and 16 CDs.
Between 2011-14, Peder Karlsson was Musical Director of the XXL vocal group “Perpetuum Jazzile”, Slovenia and is now the group’s Music Mentor, providing advice and input to the musical leadership team.
Since January 2015, Peder teaches choir leadership in rhythmic music at Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, since January 2016 with the title ”Honorary Professor”.
As a freelance teacher, workshops leader and music event organizer, Peder has been part of numerous activities in many countries.
Peder is a founding member of European Voices Association and a part of the activism network End Ecocide Sweden.