B i o g r a p h y
The soprano Jenny Högström was born in Luleå, Sweden. At the age of nine Jenny started learning the clarinet, and later the piano. She decided to study singing at the age of 16 for the soprano Gunilla Niska and later with Synnöve Dellquist at the Collage of Music in Piteå, Sweden, in the spring of 2012 she graduated with distinction from Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland, with a Master of Arts in Historical Perfomance for Professor Ulrich Messthaler, and in 2014 she completed a Master in Music Pedagogy. During her studies she has undertaken Master Classes in singing and chamber music with Andreas Scholl, Margreet Honig, Alessandro de Marchi, Andrew Laurence-King, Anthony Rooley, Birgitta Svendén and Barbro Marklund among others.
The now Swiss based soprano has an extensive repertoire ranging from renaissance to classical and contemporary music. She performs mainly as a specialist for baroque music. Her interest and great enthusiasm for chamber music are of great benefit to her and the romantic song repertoire is therefore very close to her heart.
Her international concert activities have enabled her to work with ensembles such as La Cetra Barockorchester (Basel), Collegium 1704 (Prague), Gli Angeli Geneve and Ensemble Odyssee (Amsterdam) as well as the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver).
In addition to her solo activities, she works with professional vocal ensembles. These include Zurich Sing-Akademie and the La Cetra Vocal Ensemble. Engagements as a soloist have taken Jenny to various music festivals such as Händel-Festspiele Halle, Festtage Alte Musik in Basel, Berliner Tage der Alte Musik, Vancouver Bach Festival, Schwetzinger Festspiele and Trigonale Festival.
Jenny can be heard on several CDs: With solo cantatas by the Neapolitan composer Gaetano Veneziano on Christmas in Napels (Pan Classics, 2014) and In Offcio Defunctorum (Pan Classics, 2015) together with the Ensemble Odyssee, conducted by Andrea Friggi. In the role of Calliope in Parnasso in Festa by Händel (Pentatone, 2017) with La Cetra Barockorchester conducted by Andrea Marcon.