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Helena Ek (Soprano)

Born: Sweden

The Swedish soprano, Helena Ek, has a broad repertoire consisting of early music, traditional music and contemporary music. She is a regular performer on the oratorio and concert platform and has worked with most Swedish Baroque orchestras, such as the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and Stockholm Baroque Orchestra. She has performed in early operas including the production of J Peri's Euridice at the Drottningholm Court Theatre directed by Jakob Lindberg and with him she has also given recitals in Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and England. With lutenist and conductor Stephen Stubbs she has given recitals at festivals in Germany and recently performed in a project with the Holland Baroque Society. Last year she worked with Arte dei suonatori, Poland and with the Norsk Barokkorkester (Norwegian Baroque Orchestra) she sang in a televised production of J.S. Bach’s St Markus Passion (BWV 247). She has toured Sweden with Wieland Kuijken and Corona Artis with a program of French Baroque music.

As for contemporary music Helena Ek was recently one of the soloists in Karin Rehnqvist's Requiem Aeternam performing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh and Glasgow. On a number of occasions she has appeared on television and radio. She has recorded several CD´s including the Virgin Classics production "Extasia", on which she sings both modern and early music. On her recently released CD "Maria" she mixes medieval songs with Swedish traditional music.


Source: Helena Ek Website (Photos: Peter Mägi)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2009)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Edward Higginbottom


BWV 247

Philippe Pierlot


BWV 245 [w/ Ricercar Consort]

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Helena Ek (Official Website)

MySpace Music: Helena Ek

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