Ericson, Eric

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Ericson, Eric

Ericson, Eric, distinguished Swedish choral conductor, organist, and pedagogue; b. Borås, Oct. 26, 1918. He studied at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan (1941–43) and at the Basel Schola Cantorum (1943–49). He served as an organist and choirmaster in Stockholm churches, including the Jakobskirche from 1949. In 1945 he became conductor of the Swedish Radio Chamber Choir in Stockholm, which he subsequently conducted as the expanded Swedish Radio Choir from 1951 to 1984. He also was conductor of the noted men’s choir Orphei Dranger in Uppsala from 1951 to 1985. In 1952 he became a teacher and in 1968 a prof, at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan. In 1995 he received the Nordic Council Music Prize. Ericson was an inspirational choral conductor and influential pedagogue.


L. Reimers and B. Wallner, eds., Choral Music Perspectives:Dedicated to E. E. (Stockholm, 1993).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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