Photographer: Martina Wärenfeldt

Karin Lagergren

Karin Lagergren is a Swedish singer, educator, and musicologist. During her studies at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, she became interested in early music, which she later developed by studying  at the Brabant Conservatory in the Netherlands, with Katarina Livljanic in Sorbonne, and through private studies under Lena Susanne Norin. Karin has in particular focused on Gregorian chant and is today one of Sweden’s leading names in this field, both as a performer and scholar.

Karin performs as a soloist, together with other musicians, and with her own ensemble Gemma, founded in 2006. She gives courses and lectures on medieval music with a focus on Gregorian chant. She also gives workshops and coaches choirs and vocal ensembles that wish to develop their knowledge of how to make early music. Currently she prepares an edition of Missale Strengnense from 1487 and a concert program and edition of the office of St. Botvid. Karin combines her freelance work with her position as an associate professor in musicology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.

On this webpage, you can learn more about the concert programs and other activities that Karin and Gemma offer.


Introduction to Gregorian chant in Växjö 18 March 2023

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The vocal ensemble Gemma was founded by Karin Lagergren in 2006 with the purpose of performing Scandinavian liturgical music from medieval sources.

Ensemble Gemma

Sample tracks from Gemma’s three albums, concerts, films, and interviews.


Concert programs, activities, and productions.