Eric Ericson, one of the leading figures behind the 'Swedish choral miracle' and one of the world's foremost choir artists, passed away on February 16th.
During his long and illustrious career, Ericson greatly influenced choral music in Sweden and internationally.
Ericson was a conductor for the male-voice choir Orphei Drängar, principal conductor for the Swedish Radio Choir (1952-1983), a teacher at Stockholm's Royal College of Music and the founder of the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir.
He led a number of elite ensembles and was deeply involved in encouraging amateur choir communities too.
In 1997, Ericson was awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize.