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Helene Stureborg


Helene Stureborg worked between 1990 and 2022 as a choral conductor and pedagogue atthe Stockholms Musikgymnasium/Kungsholmens gymnasium. The school is the leadingchoir school for students 16-19 in Sweden. She was also the conductor of the Stockholms Musikgymnasium Chamber (SMK) choir since 2002. The choir has won several prices at competitions abroad and is highly respected. They were invited as one of the 24 invitedchoirs at WSCM2020 in Auckland.

After receiving a Master in Fine Arts in Church music and a Postgraduate Diploma In Choral Conducting at the Royal University of Music, she started as a church musician in a Stockholm parish and became the conductor of Kongl Teknologkören at the Royal Institute of Technology. The choir kept a high level and won several competitions.In 2011 she started her own ensemble Helene Stureborgs chamber choir(HSK) which has won Grand Prix in both Cork choral competition in Ireland and in the Grieg choral competition in Norway.


For many years Helene Stureborg was also a teacher in choral conducting at the RoyalUniversity College of Music in Stockholm and also at varying courses in Sweden and abroad. She was a member of the Artistic Council of Statens Musikverk in 2014-2016 and in 2017 she received the Choir conductor of the year prize in Sweden and was one of two conductors to lead the World Youth Choir 2018 during their summer session in Inner Mongolia and China.


In January 2023 she began a new position as Artistic planning manager of the Swedish Radio Choir, but will remain as conductor of HSK and will also continue with her freelance work internationally. In the beginning of-23 she received the Johannes Norrby medal of honor for contributing to the development and promotion of Swedish choral singing. In August 2023 HS launched the new Storkyrkans Kammarkör, a choir for young talented singers age 17-26, in the Stockholm Cathedral.



Helene Stureborg has been a member of the board of the Swedish Choral director ́s association and is now a member of the World Choir Council at Interkultur, and also a founding member in the Steering Committee of the World Choral Conducting Network

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