Cecilia Rydinger Alin is a leading figure in Swedish musical life. Her wide range of activities encompasses orchestral concerts, opera, choral conducting and teaching, in addition to regularly conducting Swedish and other Scandinavian symphony orchestras. She was the principal conductor of the Värmland Opera in Karlstad from 1994 until 1998, and has conducted opera productions at the Royal Swedish Opera and Denmark’s Jyske Opera, as well as highly regarded Wagner productions at the Dalhalla limestone quarry.
From 1988 until 2009 Cecilia Rydinger Alin was the artistic director of the mixed choir Allmänna Sången, at the helm of which she won a number of international choral competitions, including the 2005 European Choral Grand Prix in Varna, Bulgaria. In the autumn of 2008, she was elected conductor and artistic director of Orphei Drängar in Uppsala. In addition, Cecilia Rydinger Alin is professor of orchestral conducting at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, where she currently holds the position of acting vice-chancellor. She has been a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 2004, was awarded the medal ‘Litteris et Artibus’ by King Carl Gustaf XVI for her contribution to Swedish musical life in 2005, and received the Swedish Choral Society’s Choral Conductor of the Year award in 2009.