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Anders Jalkeus Biography

Anders Jalkeus

Born: 1962. Living in: Sweden

Anders Jalkeus was born and raised in Tyreso, south of Stockholm, the capitol of Sweden, was intoduced to folkmusic at an early age by parents with a great interest in music. Started to learn violin and piano at the age of 6, and was accepted to Adolf Fredriks school of Music as a 10 year old, a school that has a strong focus on choir singing. After that he continued his studies at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm for nine years where he and four fellow-students formed an a cappella quintet -The Real Group. The final two years, the studies were performed together with the other Real Group members on a specially designed post graduate course resulting in a diploma of the highest degree.

Except for the group, Jalkeus has a masters degree in Classical Solosinging, a masters degree in Music Education, and degrees in playing the church organ and in conducting choir. He has studied choir conducting with professor Eric Ericson, and has also been a singer with Eric Ericson Chamber Choir as well as The Swedish Radio Choir. Anders has written songs and arrangements of well known standards for The Real Group.

From 1989 he has been a full time singer performing with The Real Group in more then 40 countries and recorded more than 16 albums, a couple of which he has also produced. The last 10 years Anders Jalkeus has also been a frequent adjudicator in competitions all around the world.

Member of Real Group (Former) - Founder