The Swedish tenor Valentin Lundin recently graduated with distinction from the master’s program of stage performance of Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien  (MDW), where he studied with Sebstian Vittucci, Christoph Meier and Reto Nickler.

Recent engagements include Nemorino L’elisir D’amore and Pinkerton Madama Butterfly (Mediterranean Opera Festival). Lensky Eugen Onegin and Bajazet Tamerlano (MDW). Other performed roles include Tamino Die Zauberflöte (Smålandsoperan, Sweden) and Agamemnon Paris Zehn Mädchen und Kein Mann (MDW) 

Valentin was born and raised in Malmö and he always has always been very interested in music. As a child, he played several instruments including guitar, saxophone, bagpipes and electric organ. During the teenage years, he formed a rock band in which he was the lead singer and songwriter. During his high school time, Valentin focused on rock music and composition but also performed in some musical repertoire including “Hair” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” which eventually led to a growing interest in music theatre. At the beginning of his last high school semester, Valentin took a few lessons in classical singing and discovered a new but very quickly growing passion. That same spring he was awarded with the Family John Andersson in Anderslövs scholarship for classical singing.

In 2011 Valentin studied classical singing and one year at Vadstena Folkhögskola for voice teacher Monica Thomasson. One year later he was accepted to the bachelor’s program of singing at Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University, from where he graduated 2015. During this time he studied with Britta Johansson and Conny Antonov.

Valentin has recieved several scholarships and awards, including the Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, Lasse Lönndahls Resestipendium, Karin Sofia Lindhs sångstipendium and Operans vänner i Ystads stipendium.

© Nicola (Morticia) Montfort
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