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Ingemar Månsson (Choral Conductor)

Born: 1929 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish choral conductor and church musician, Ingemar Månsson, studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where he was received his organist diploma in 1960 and became Kantor and music teacher in 1963.

From 1964 to 1995 Ingemar Månsson worked as a church musician at Hägerstens församling in Stockholm. There he formed Hägerstens Motettkör, with which he appeared with great success both nationally and internationally until the 1995. In mid-1990's he moved to Lund and took over the direction of the Lunds Vokalensemble founded by Håkan Olsson.

For his musical activity Ingemar Månsson has received numerous awards, such as Gustaf Aulén-priset (prize), Johannes Norrby-medaljen (medal) or Hugo Alfvénpriset (prize). He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. In 2007 he was awarded the award Chorus Master of the Year, and the Föreningen svenska tonsättares Interpretpris.

In recent years, Ingemar Månsson has attracted much success with the Lunds Vokalensemble, which won prestigious competitions in Varna, Bulgaria and Debrecen in Hungary. In 2003, Ingemar Månsson and the Lunds Vokalensemble were invited to ACDA's convention in New York City as one of the few European choirs. The concerts were given at Carnegie Hall, Riverside Church and Lincoln Center. Together with the Lunds Vokalensemble he has recorded five studio-produced discs and a number of live discs, including J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232). With Hagersten Motettkör he recorded a number of reputable albums.

Ingemar Månsson's favourite composers include J.S. Bach, Francis Poulenc, Frank Martin, and Sven-David Sandström. The latter was the lead singer of Hagersten Motettkör and Ingemar Månsson contributed much to highlight his music.

Alongside the music Ingemar Månsson is a successful runner (sprinter) and won several races including at AM annual competition the 60 meters for his age group in 2004.

Source: Swedish Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2009)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

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