This year’s Honorary Uppland Resident is Cecilia Rydinger Alin
OD’s conductor since 2008, professor Cecilia Rydinger Alin has been named Honorary Uppland Resident 2011.
”Cecilia Rydinger Alin has contributed to the renewal of an activity wrought in tradition that is very much a part of Uppsala and what Uppsala is about”, comments the Governor of the County of Uppsala Peter Egardt.
Among earlier awardees are found notable Swedes like Lasse Åberg, Eric Ericson, Hans Dalborg and Peter Englund.
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Said about OD
- With OD behind me, I felt unstoppable.
- You become euphoric when you see them, and then they start to sing. That is when you feel true bliss!
Santtu-Matias RouvaliChief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
- ”They really got to the depths of Sibelius music. I cannot think of any other choir to perform Sibelius with.”
- Orphei Drängar is an explosion of intelligence, feeling, intensity and precision.
- OD is a national pride of Sweden with the best male choir sound in the whole world!
Esa-Pekka SalonenConductor and composer
- OD possesses a combination of power, energy, and culture. Joy of discovery combined with professional technical and musical prowess.
Anne Sofie von OtterOpera Soprano
- It was one of my most enjoyable professional experiences to work with this collection of super nice, super good, super good-looking gents.
- OD is like a dream (with a whole lot of tail coats in it)!