Biography of Christian Ljunggren
Christian Ljunggren was born in 1942. He studied music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm as well as musicology and theology at the University of Uppsala. For many years he worked at the Music Department of the Swedish National Broadcasting Company, and was responsible for the presentation and programmes regarding music. He is the conductor of the Adolf Fredrik Madrigal Choir since its foundation 1965 and of the Nicolai Chamber Choir since its formation in 1974. He was the first President of the Swedish Choral Directors Association (1986 – 1998) and President of KÖRSAM, the joint committee of the Swedish choral organisations, from 1997 - 2004. He also acted as the Secretary General of IFCM, the International Federation for Choral Music, 1997-1999 and as a liaison officer of IFCM until 2005. He is one of the Artistic Directors of INTERKULTUR and the Artistic Director of the World Choir Games. Christian Ljunggren is also very active as a clinician for seminars and workshops around the world, and is especially known for having built up the INTERKULTUR series of seminars in China since 2003. Christian Ljunggren has written numerous articles in Swedish and international magazines and is also a keen arranger of choral music.