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Editor , singer , songwriter

Barbara Christina Helsingius, Finnish editor, singer, songwriter. Recipient Alf Hambe Society prize, 1989, Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation prize, 1993, Nils Ferlin award, 1994, Pro Cultura Esbo, 1995. Member Visans Vänner (chairman 1979-1989), Visens Venner Norway, Guild of Light Music Composers and Authors Finland, Association Performing and Recording Artists Finland, Swedish Song Academy.

Background

Helsingius, Barbara Christina was born on September 27, 1937 in Helsinki, Finland. Daughter of Zachris Olof and Lilli (Jusélius) Helsingius.

Education

Bachelor in Physical Education, Helsinki University, 1961. Master of Arts in Education, Stanford (California) University, 1963.

Career

Teaching assistant Stanford University, 1963-1964. Radio announcer, editor Finnish Broadcasting Company, Helsinki, 1964-1967.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Albums include Tuulen niityilla, Sant ar vart liv, 10 others. Songs in Finnish, Swedish, English and Norwegian. Songbooks include Vill du visor, minimum van?, Kanske en visa, Songs Finland Sings.

Membership

Member Visans Vänner (chairman 1979-1989), Visens Venner Norway, Guild of Light Music Composers and Authors Finland, Association Performing and Recording Artists Finland, Swedish Song Academy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Ballad music, outdoor life, nature, siberian huskies, tennis.

Connections

Married Henry William Koski, August 30, 1967. Children: Marika Elisabeth Koski, Karina Susanna Koski.

father:
Zachris Olof Helsingius

mother:
Lilli (Jusélius) Helsingius

spouse:
Henry William Koski

children:
Marika Elisabeth Koski Helsingius

Karina Susanna Koski Helsingius