In Agneta Sköld’s music, clear traces of her background as both a singer, an experienced choral conductor, and as an organist can be heard. It conveys a deep understanding of the voice and the choir as an instrument, often in cooperation with the organ. “Agneta Sköld’s music has a simple ingeniousness that settles close to the soul and evokes thoughts about the great mysteries or our existence: life, death and love”, stated the jury of the 2019 Stockholm Music Association Composition Award.
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Agneta studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and graduated both as music teacher, organist and choir leader and later, as a solo singer. Between 1967 and 1976 Agneta sang in the Swedish Radio Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Eric Ericson. In 1991 she was appointed Choir Leader and Assistant Organist of Västerås Cathedral, in 2006 she became Organist of Västerås Cathedral. In 1998 Agneta Sköld was appointed Swedish Choir Leader of the Year. Her choral compositions are sung throughout the world.
In 2019, Agneta Sköld was one of the #swedishchoralmusic's Composers of the Month. An interview with Agneta can be found here.