Joachim Saxenborn is a Conductor, Composer, Singer and Pedagog 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, Supernovan and the male Choir Gyllins Drängar.
Mr. Saxenborn has performed as a conductor at several Int.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. In 2012 he conducted the World premiere of Swedish Composer Stefan Klaverdal’s “Do you see Human?” in Sweden.
As a Composer Mr.Saxenborn has collaborated with the german performance-artist Ulla von Brandenburg, which resulted in the Films, “Chorspiel” and “Baisse-toi montagne, léve toi vallon”. He also composed the music for the performance, ”Waheide – how do you pronounce your Name?” by Maria Lepistö. He has a particular interest in choral music, and has written music for choirs of all levels. 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.
Mr.Saxenborn’s experience as a lyrical-baritone covers a wide ranging repertoir. He has performed at various Festivals in Sweden but also at Int. Festivals such as Wienerbezirk- festwochen and Musikfest der Europäischen Union in Austria and FAOT-International in Mexico, which also was broadcasted by Telemax. In 2003 he sang the role of the high priest in the historical production of J.G.Naumann’s Osiris by Malmö Lyric Ensemble in Copenhagen.
In 1998 he was a finalist at the Int. Nico Dostal Competition in Austria.
He is one of the co-authors of the Book, “The Singing City”.