Joachim Saxenborn is a conductor, singer, composer and vocal teacher from Sweden, educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Mr. Saxenborn has performed as a conductor at several International Festivals such as Lund Int. Choral Festival in Sweden, Festival Csillags Zene in Hungary, Performatik Festival in Belgium and Gracelands Festival in Ireland. He has also performed at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and Hungary. He is the founder of Saxenborn Singers – an innovative choir with emphasis on the twentieth-century and contemporary music, with whom he has premiered many works of renowned composers. He is also the leader of a succesful choral educational program in his country.
With his lyric baritone Mr.Saxenborn has performed at festivals both in his country and abroad, not least as a Lied-singer, but also in opera with emphasis on Baroque,- and Contemporary Music. He has performed at International festivals such as Wiener bezirk-festwochen in Austria, Spazio Musica festival in Italy, FAOT-International in Mexico and at several festivals in his country. In 2017 he premiered Swedish Composer J-M Sjöberg’s opera “Katharina and Martin”. He was a finalist at the 12th Int. Nico Dostal Competition in Austria. He has performed for radio and television.
Mr.Saxenborn has a particular interest in choral music, and has written music for choirs of all levels. He also composed the music for the films, “Chorspiel” and “Baisse-toi montagne, léve toi vallon” by Ulla von Brandenburg, and most recently he wrote the music for the performance work ”Waheide – how do you pronounce your name?” by Maria Lepistö. His work has been performed in Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Estonia and the UK, and the films has been displayed at Galleries and Art-centers all over the World.
He is one of the co-authors of the Book, “The Singing City”.