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Emilie Hammarskjöld

Singer

Emilie Augusta Kristina Hammarskjöld, née Holmberg, (6 May 1821 – 26 March 1854) was a Swedish composer, singer, pianist, music teacher and organist. She was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden to Emelie Hellgren and the merchant Carl Christian Holmberg. She was taken under the care of Ulrica Brendler and the composer Eduard Brendler. She studied music with Erik Drake and singing from Johan Peter Cronhamn. In 1836, she published her first compositions. She debuted as a concert singer and a pianist in 1838. In 1841, she founded her own music institute in Stockholm. The same year, she also made a study trip to Paris with the poet Julia Nyberg. She was elected in to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 27 May 1841. She married estate-owner Peder Hjalmar Hammarskjöld of Skultuna Bruk in 1844. The same year, they emigrated to the United States because of her husband's creditors. Emilie Hammarskjöld made a grand tour through America and made a great success. She organized and performed a concert in Armory Hall in Washington, D.C. in February 1845, and was given very good critic during her performance as a pianist in New Orleans. After this,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1821-05-06
Profession
Singer

Death

Date of death
1854

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