Swedish conductor Marit Strindlund is the Artistic Director of the Spira Theatre and Concert House, Jönköping. She held the post of General Music Director of Folkoperan Stockholm from 2013-2021 with whom she has conducted many successful productions such as La TraviataTurandotSatyagraha, The Magic FluteCarmen, and The Tales of Hoffmann.


Most recent and future engagements include, among others:

  • Britten’s The Turn of The Screw, Bartók’s Riddar Blåskäggs borg, and Malin Bång’s Judith at Folkoperan, Stockholm, as well as Ålevangeliet by Emmy Lindström w. Folkoperan on tour;
  • La bohème at Ringsakeroperaen in Brumunddal;
  • Tristan & Isolde with Jönköpings Sinfonietta;
  • Sancta by Florentina Holzinger (world premiere) at the Mecklenburg State Theatre and w. Volksbühne Berlin Orchestra;
  • Brodeck by Daan Janssens at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen;
  • concerts at Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp.


As a symphonic conductor Strindlund regularly appears with orchestras such as the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Wermland Opera Sinfonietta, amongst others. She has also, together with Artistic Director Mellouani, curated Opera Showroom – a festival of contemporary and experimental opera.

She has worked with renowned chamber ensembles such as the Spectra Ensemble Ghent, B’Rock Antwerp, I solisti del Vento Antwerp, KammarensembleN and Gageego.

Previously, Marit has conducted numerous opera productions in Belgium, the UK and Norway, including a very successful Pelléas et Mélisande in a co-production for Muziektheater Transparant Antwerpen, Bergen National Opera, and Flemish National Opera, a most noted Songs of Wars I Have Seen for Muziektheater Transparant and Rotterdam Operadagen, La Rondine at the Peacock Theatre Sadler’s Wells, Turn of the Screw and Hänsel und Gretel for Opera Garden Aberdeen, and La Bohème and The Magic Flute at Wermland Opera.

During several seasons, Strindlund has worked as cover conductor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for various ballet productions.

Her strong interest in contemporary music has led her to conduct many first performances of new symphonic works and chamber operas, by Swedish, British and Belgian composers. She has initiated and conducted a Nordic concert series of contemporary music called Inversion, of which the Swedish National Television (SVT) made a documentary and a concert broadcast.

Strindlund has appeared many times together with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Choir in concert broadcasts by the Swedish National Radio (SR P2).

Strindlund is appointed by the Swedish Minister for Culture as a member of the artistic board of the National Swedish Performing Arts Agency.

Marit did her orchestral conducting studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Jorma Panula as a professor, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, specialing in opera, with Mark Elder and Mark Shanahan as teachers.


Marit Strindlund – Brodeck Featurette (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, 2024)


Brodeck at Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp – Mar. 2024

“Il risultato è assai a ascinante e il direttore d’orchestra svedese Marit Strindlund, alla guida dell’ Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Symphony Orchestra ne rende bene la complessità, alternando movimenti delicati a sferzate violente”

– Alma Torretta, gdm

Brodeck at Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp – Feb. 2024

“A la tête d’un orchestre affichant son niveau de jeu habituel, Marit Strindlund exécute avec rigueur et conviction cette nouvelle composition (…)”

–  Sébastien Foucart,

Opus Magasin, Sweden

Opus Magasin, Sweden’s most renowned magazine for classical music and opera, has listed Marit Strindlund as number 10 on their list covering ten important international female conductors in their September 2021 issue (#105). The list is led by Marin Alsop, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and Barbara Hannigan.