Norges musikkhøgskole Norwegian Academy of Music
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Barbro Marklund


Conducting, Voice and Church Music Department


Research Areas / Expertise

Classical singing:

  • Art song, Lieder and Chansons
  • Opera and Oratorio
  • Musical, Jazz vocals, Gospel, Negro spirituals
  • Contemporary vocal music
  • Improvisation


  • Barbro Marklund gives masterclasses in Norwegian, Swedish, English, German and Latvian
  • Art song seminars: Nordic languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic; European languages: Italian, German, Spanish, British and American English
  • Oratorio seminars: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern oratorio


Barbro Marklund is Professor of Singing at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. She also teaches students at the opera academies in Oslo and in Stockholm. Singers travel from all over the world to work with her.

In December 2006, Marklund was appointed Honorary Professor by The Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga.

She is asought-after concert singer since 40 years, jury member, examiner, lecturer, chairperson of competitions, guest teacher, and she leads about ten masterclasses per year in different countries.



Marklund has studied singing and interpretation with the following teachers:

  • Erik Saedén, Stockholm
  • Geoffrey Parsons, Vera Rosza, Paul Hamburger, London
  • Gérhard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin, Paris
  • Oren Brown, Lorraine Nubar, USA