I am Karin – singer and folk musician.
My great passion in life is to create music
that touches and to inspire others to develop
their voices and themselves. I do this through
my concerts and courses. I also share about
my freelance life and my music on Instagram
and Facebook, please follow me there.
Hope we get in touch in one way or the other!
Background and education
I started to sing even before I could talk and I have never stopped. Within me, I sing almost all the time. I sing by myself and with others. I have been on stage since my early teens and have had singing and music as a profession for over 20 years. I grew up in Rättvik, Dalarna, Sweden but since 16 years I live at the countryside in Gnesta south of Stockholm with my family.
I am educated at the Royal College of Music / Department of Folk Music in Stockholm, both musician’s and pedagogical education.
Competence and assignments
Folk music is my core. The voice is my main instrument and I have folk singing and kulning (swedish herdingcall) as areas of expertise. I play violin, auto harp and piano. I grew up with swedish traditional music and I have a rich repertoire. Since the mid-1990s I have toured in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the USA.
I compose and arrange music for myself as a solo artist, for my vocal trio Irmelin and in collaboration with other musicians. I am regularly employed as a kulning soloist at major events in, for example at the City Hall Blå Hallen in Stockholm.
I have worked as a theater musician and played children’s performances. I have acted as project manager and conducted many choirs. For 13 years I have been working as an artistic director and conductor for a choir in Gnesta.
I have been a project manager for several music and theater sets, song-coached ensembles in different performances, taught folk songs at several colleges and universities in Sweden and internationally.
Kulning (herdingcall) and a traditional Swedish folk song
Welcome to contact me!
Karin Ericsson Back
Phone: +46 73 638 14 86