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Nils Schweckendiek studied music at Clare College, Cambridge, and orchestral and choral conducting in Freiburg and Helsinki. Since making his highly successful debut at the Finnish National Opera with Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier in 2006, he has performed with orchestras, ensembles and choirs in many European countries, the United States and China, and appeared at numerous opera houses and festivals, including the Leipzig Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival. Nils Schweckendiek is committed to performing the music of our time and has conducted around ninety first performances, including music theatre, orchestral, choral and ensemble works. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been artistic director of the Helsinki Chamber Choir. In 2014 he was appointed professor of choral conducting at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and since 2017 he has been artistic director of the Helsinki Music Centre Chorus. He is founder and artistic director of the International Einojuhani Rautavaara Composition Competition.
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Kevät kerran on koittava - Spring will come
Choral rarities from Finland
Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas
Bergman - Choral Works 1936-2000
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