Joachim Saxenborn is an internationally experienced Conductor, Singer, Pedagog, Arranger and Composer from Sweden, educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
He is the founder and artistic Director of Saxenborn Singers – an innovative choir with emphasis on the twentieth-century and contemporary music. He is also the Leader of Tonoptimisterna and Supernovan – Choir’s which developed out of a choral Program involving hundreds of singers, with the purpose to spread knowledge of choral singing in his country. Since 2012 he also has been conducting Gyllins Drängar. Mr.Saxenborn’s experience as a lyrical-baritone covers a wide ranging Repertoir, but he is particulary noted for his commited singing of Lieder.
He has performed at several international Festivals such as Lund Int. Choral Festival and Malmö Sommarscen in Sweden, Wienerbezirkfestwochen in Austria, Festival Csillags Zene in Hungary, Performatik Festival in Belgium, Gracelands Festival in Ireland, Festival de la frontera and Festival Alfonso Ortíz Tirado in Mexico. He has also been invited to perform at the Swedish Embassy and Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and Hungary. In 1998 he was finalist at the Int. Nico Dostal Competition in Austria. He has appeared on Radio and Television.
As a Composer and Conductor Mr.Saxenborn has collaborated with the German performance-artist Ulla von Brandenburg, which resulted in the Films, “Chorspiel” (2010) and “Baisse-toi montagne, léve toi vallon” (2015). He also performed the World premiere of Swedish Composer Stefan Klaverdal’s “Do you see Human?” at the Lund Int. Choral Festival in Sweden. He is one of the co-authors of the Book, “The Singing City”.