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Our Kristoffer Töyrä recieves The Mogren Prize 2024 and 250.000 SEK

Opera singer from Swedish north wins a quarter million SEK The Mogren Music Prize 2024 is awarded to the 29 year old bass-baritone Kristoffer Töyrä. The prize sum, SEK 250,000, is awarded for an exceptional voice as well as a purposeful expression and a musical style that the jury believes can lead to a successful international career. “A strong cultural life is so important, both in terms of well-being and for the unique spaces it creates, where different thoughts and feelings can meet. Kristoffer has, with playfulness, curiosity and drive, managed to go from successful choir singer to a promising soloist, both in Sweden and internationally,” says Birgitta Svendén, convener of the Mogren Foundation’s nominating committee for music as well as former CEO of the Royal Swedish Opera.

Jury motivation

“Kristoffer Töyrä has remarkable voice resources, a purposeful expression and musical sense of style. There is bravery and playful simplicity in his development and as a young, promising bass-baritone, he possesses all the makings of becoming a grand asset at the national and international opera scene.”

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Written By
Göran Eliasson
20 Maj 2024