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composer , music director

Eskil Hemberg, music director, composer. Sweden state grantee, 1972, 73, 75, 81; recipient Johannes Norrby medal Royal Academy Music, 1978, Zoltan Kodaly medal Hungary, 1982, Pro Arte et Scientia medal University Gothenburg, 1987, His Majesty the King's Own medal, 1993, Gold medal Royal Opera, Stockholm, 1996, Kurt Atterberg prize, 1997; decorated Commander Order of Merit (Portugal) 1991, Grosses Bundes-Verdienstkreuz (Germany), 1995.


Hemberg, Eskil was born on January 19, 1938 in Stockholm. Son of Bengt E. E. and Ingeborg R. (Thelander) Hemberg.


Degree in music teaching, Royal College Music, Stockholm, 1961; higher cantor's degree, Royal College Music, Stockholm, 1961; higher organist's degree, Royal College Music, Stockholm, 1964.


Executive producer Swedish Radio, Stockholm, 1963-1970. Planning manager, director foreign relations National Institute Concerts, 1970-1983. Managing and artistic director Gothenburg (Sweden) Opera and Symphony, 1984-1987.

General director Royal Opera, Stockholm, 1987-1996. Professor Swedish studies, artist in residence Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 2000—2004. Conductor Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-1984, Grammophone Records.


Member Royal Swedish Academy Music, Association International Dirs. de l'Opera, Swedish Composers Association (president 1971-1983), International Federation for Choral Music (advisor, board directors 1984-1990), Swedish Choral Dirs. Association, Swedish Composers Rights Association (Vice-President 1972-1983), International Music Council United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (president 1991-1993). M C.


Married Birgit S. Ohlsson, July 8, 1962. Children: Anna Maria, Johan, Love.

Bengt E. E. Hemberg

Ingeborg R. (Thelander) Hemberg

Birgit S. Ohlsson

Love Hemberg

Johan Hemberg

Anna Maria Hemberg