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Joachim Saxenborn is a Swedish choral conductor, concert-, and opera singer, composer, and vocal teacher from Sweden with an international trajectory, educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Joachim Saxenborn is a Swedish choral conductor, concert,- and opera singer, composer, and vocal teacher with an international trajectory, educated at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He is an innovative artist equally at home on the concert stage as in avant-garde musical theatre.

Saxenborn has performed as a conductor at 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 an emphasis on the twentieth-century to contemporary music, with whom he has premiered many works of renowned composers. He is also the leader of a successful choral educational program in his country. He is one of the co-authors of the Book, "The Singing City".

Saxenborn possesses a versatile lyrical baritone and is predestined as a lieder singer, but he also performs opera with a great passion for contemporary music theater. Most recently he premiered the opera Beredskapsarbetaren by Jonatan Sersam (Opera Alltet). He also premiered the opera Katharina och Martin by Johan-Magnus Sjöberg among others. One of his most recent recitals was at Frödingdagarna, invited by the Fröding Society in Sweden for their 50th anniversary, performing one of Sweden's most demanding song cycles: Songs Of King Erik by Ture Rangström. He has performed internationally at festivals such as FAOT International in Mexico, Wiener Festwochen, and Fête de la Musique at Palais Clam Gallas in Austria and at several festivals in his country. He was a finalist at the 12th Int. Nico Dostal competition in Austria. He has performed for radio and television.

Saxenborn has a particular interest in choral music and has composed and arranged music for choirs of all levels. He also composed the music for the Art films, "Chorspiel" and "Baisse-toi montagne, léve toi vallon" by Ulla von Brandenburg, and for the performance work "Waheide – how do you pronounce your name?" by Maria Lepistö. His work has been displayed and performed at festivals such as Performa 07 in the USA, Gracelands festival in Ireland, Performatik Festival in Belgium, and at venues such as Atlas Museum in Belgium, Pilar Corrias Gallery, and The Common Guild in Great Britain, Contemporary Art Centre in Lettland and at Lilith performance in Sweden.

Saxenborn is a dedicated teacher with more than twenty years of experience. He coaches singers, but also conducts workshops for choirs and singing master classes, often in collaboration with logopedist and voice researcher, Prof. Viveka Lyberg Åhlander.