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Jenny Lind Concert

22 Jun 2023, 12.00 AM

The Honorary Consulate of Sweden presents a lunchtime concert of Nordic Music and Opera Arias with Jenny Lind scholarship recipient Josefine Mindus and pianist Rebecka Elsgard.

Opera singer Josefine Mindus is the winner of the prestigious 2023 Jenny Lind Scholarship, awarded by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and the People's Parks and Community Centers in Stockholm.

The Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. Josefine Mindus is accompanied by talented pianist Rebecka Elsgard.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

When: Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 12:30-1:30 pm PDT
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
Tickets: The outdoor concert is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
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Picnics welcome. No pets please.

Josefine Mindus, soprano
“Josefine Mindus is a singer with a fantastic way of combining technical brilliance with captivating stage presence. Josefine impressed the jury with her beautiful soprano, but also by performing her own composition. We see in Josefine a great artist in the making.” Motivation for the Jenny Lind award by Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien in cooperation with Folkets Hus och Parker.

For Josefine Mindus, music has always been a natural part of life. She is the recipient of many scholarships; including the Confidencenstipendium by the Anders Wall Foundation, a scholarship from Jubelfonden and one from the Musikaliska Akademien. Josefine was recently awarded second prize in the competition Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin, Germany. She has been singing the role of the First Forest Nymph in Dvořák's "Rusalka" and the role of Princess Nicoletta in Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges" at the Komische Oper Berlin this spring. She also had her debut as Atalanta in Händel's "Xerxes".

Rebecka Elsgard – pianist
Rebecka Elsgard started playing the piano at the age of 10 and later started studying music and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Malmö Academy of Music. After her piano degree, Rebecka realized that the interest in playing with singers mainly comes from her desire to sing herself, and then made the decision to study singing. After further studies, Rebecka graduated as an opera singer in the spring of 2023. In the fall of 2022, Rebecka participated in Folkoperan's production of Norma and played the role of Clotilde, and she also played the role of Frosch in Malmö Opera's production of Marguerite. She is the 2023 recipient of the Bayreuth scholarship.

The Jenny Lind Concert is organized in cooperation with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. The tour is supported by The Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, the Honorary Consulate of Sweden and the Pro Suecia Foundation. 


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Last updated 25 May 2023, 11.50 AM