Peder Karlsson (SE)


Peder Karlsson studied classical composition, arranging and guitar at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, from 1984, and graduated in 1989 with a post-graduate Diploma in vocal group performance.  As a member of the Swedish a cappella group The Real Group between 1984-2010, Peder made over 2000 concerts all over the world and 16 CDs. Between 2011-14, Peder was Musical Director of the XXL vocal group "Perpetuum Jazzile", Slovenia. Now Peder is the group’s Music Mentor, and provides advice and input to the musical leadership team of the group.  Since January 2015, Peder teaches choir leadership in rhythmic music at Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark, since January 2016 with the title ”Honorary Professor”.


Peder is a founding member of European Voices Association.  As a freelance teacher, workshops leader and music event organizer, Peder has been part of numerous activities in many countries.  Apart from activities within music, Peder is a part of the activism network End Ecocide Sweden.