Anglo-Swedish Society Scholar 2012-2013

Olivia Sjöberg

Soprano

Soprano and BMus graduate who received support during her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her big passion in life is to move people with her voice and she feels that classical singing is the best means she has of doing this. Olivia is set to graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016.

 

“Since I came to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, things have really started to happen. The tempo is high and I’m always surrounded by inspiring and talented people. In school I did a lot of acting and musical theatre but it has always been a problem for me to connect my classical singing with acting. Now, even though I still have a long way to go, I’m being able to connect the two.

 

My singing teacher Marilyn Rees is amazing. She is really helping me to start singing with my own voice and to develop my technique. I am very excited to continue this journey with her.

 

I´m really looking forward to next year and all it´s challenges. I’m very excited to start singing French songs, because this is something that I’ve never done before. To work on my vocal technique and performances is what I love to do and to go to a school that helps me with this is really wonderful.

 

To sing for the Anglo-Swedish society at the Punschball and Valborg has been great for me and I really appreciate that you gave me the opportunity to do so.”