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 is the founder of Saxenborn Singers – an innovative choir with an emphasis on the twentieth-century to contemporary music, with whom he has premiered major works of renowned composers such as, Stefan Klaverdal and Johan-Magnus Sjöberg. In 2022 he founded Ensemble Voyage, specialized in the performance of new music for a cappella setting. He is also the leader of a successful choral educational program in his country, and additionally he has held numerous workshops for young aspring choral conductors. Saxenborn has performed as a conductor at festivals such as Lund International 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. Furthermore he has worked amongst other musical projects in Denmark, France, Germany, Latvia and Mexico. 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. An interpreter of late Romantic German song. However he also performs opera with a great passion for contemporary music theater. Most recently he premiered the opera Beredskapsarbetaren by Jonatan Sersam at Opera Alltet. He also premiered the opera Katharina and Martin by Johan-Magnus Sjöberg. Earlier operas to mention are, L'incoronazione di Poppea by C.Monterverdi at Schlossteater Schönbrunn and Osiris by J-G Naumann at Malmö Lyric Ensemble. On the lied podium he has performed at festivals such as Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado and Festival de la Frontera in Mexico, Wiener Festwochen and Fête de la Musique at Palais Clam Gallas in Austria, and at Lindhagafestivalen, Margaretadagarna, Musik på Berga and at Palm Festival in Sweden. One of his most recent recitals was at Frödingdagarna, invited by the Fröding Society in Sweden for their 50th anniversary, performing the Songs of King Erik by Ture Rangström. He was finalist and a public prize winner at the 12th International Nico Dostal competition in Austria.

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.

October 2021